Latest Ceres Stories
An asteroid that was only discovered Saturday (Mar. 2) has made a run by Earth in the early hours of March 5, some 250,000 miles away. While the asteroid is being associated with last month’s Russian meteor in respect to its mass, the two bodies are not linked in any other way.
Researchers have used three-dimensional computer simulations to reconstruct how an asteroid called Vesta collided with other asteroids twice over a billion years ago to explore the origins of our Solar System.
NASA will be launching a new mission in 2016 to help estimate what kind of impact an asteroid would make if it struck Earth.
A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
NASA launched the Dawn Mission in 2007 to study the giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. New images from Vesta reveal oddities that seem almost water-like.
New observations using three telescopes at the European Space Observatory's (ESO) Chile location have shown that the dwarf planet Makemake does not have much of an atmosphere after all.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed data that shows protoplanet Vesta is continually stirring its outermost layer.
Johann Daniel Titius was born on January 2, 1729 in Konitz, Royal Prussia. He was a professor at Wittenberg. He is most famous for the Titius-Bode law, which helped him find the existence of a minor planet at 2.8 AU from the sun in 1766. The planet was later named Ceres. Titius died in Wittenberg on December 11, 1796. To his honor, the Titius asteroid in 1998 and the Titius lunar crater are named after him.
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