Reuters - News Video Online (Mar. 6, 2015) A U.S. space probe slips into orbit around Ceres, a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system, NASA says. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Newsy (Feb. 19, 2015) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the clearest images yet of two of Pluto's moons as it approaches the dwarf planet to collect more data.
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Jan. 27, 2015 NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new ... read more
Jan. 19, 2015 As NASA's Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration images taken in early December. These are the ... read more
Dec. 5, 2014 The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. This is ... read more
Jan. 22, 2014 Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are ... read more