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February 03, 2016
New Animation Takes a Colorful Flight Over Ceres
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 31, 2016
A colorful new animation shows a simulated flight over the surface of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The movie shows Ceres in enhanced color, which helps to highlight subtle differences in the appearance of surface materials. Scientists believe areas with shades of blue contain younger, fresher material, including flows, pits and cracks. The animated flight over Ceres emphasizes the most prominent craters, such as Occator, and the tall, conical mountain Ahun ... read more

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Exposed ice on Rosetta's comet confirmed as water
Observations made shortly after Rosetta's arrival at its target comet in 2014 have provided definitive confirmation of the presence of water ice. Although water vapour is the main gas seen flowing f ... more
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New Details on Ceres Seen in Dawn Images
Features on dwarf planet Ceres that piqued the interest of scientists throughout 2015 stand out in exquisite detail in the latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which recently reached its lowes ... more
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NASA Office to Coordinate Asteroid Detection, Hazard Mitigation
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Time running out for comet probe Philae
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Dawn imaging in close Ceres orbit
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Student-Built Experiment Integrated onto NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
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Last-chance bid to contact space robot Philae
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Asteroid 2003 SD220 Sleighs by Earth on Christmas Eve
During the month of December, the Planetary Radar Group at Arecibo Observatory has observed near-Earth asteroid (NEA) 2003 SD220, which will have its closest approach to Earth on December 24. Althou ... more
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Lowdown on Ceres: Images From Dawn's Closest Orbit
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Dwarf planet Ceres: water vapor in Occator crater
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NASA offers sneak peak at Christmas Eve asteroid
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