Pluto’s atmosphere

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Dawn’s First Color Map of Ceres


The two views of Ceres

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Ceres – seen by Dawn III

This animation showcases a series of images NASA’s Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI

Short-term variability on the surface of (1) Ceres. A changing amount of water ice?

D. Perna, Z. Kaňuchová, S. Ieva, S. Fornasier, M. A. Barucci, C. Lantz, E. Dotto, G. Strazzulla PDF LINK (full text) LINK

Ceres – seen by Dawn spacecraft II

This animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015. The spacecraft’s framing camera took these images, at a distance of about 147,000 miles…

Dawn’s new photo of Ceres

taken 1 December 2014 from a distance of 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

The Case of the Missing Ceres Family

Andrew S. Rivkin Erik Asphaug, William F. Bottke Icarus DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.007 available online 23 August 2014 LINK