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A Changing Landscape at Ceres

19 Mar 2018, 18:24 UTC
A Changing Landscape at Ceres NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ASI/INAF.

Ceres turns out to be a livelier place than we might have imagined. Continuing analysis of data from the Dawn spacecraft is showing us an object where surface changes evidently caused by temperature variations induced by the dwarf planet’s orbit are readily visible even in short time frames. Two new papers on the Dawn data are now out in Science Advances, suggesting variations in the amount of surface ice as well as newly exposed crustal material.

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