Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.

Icy Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have a Warm Heart

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Shedding light on the structure of Ceres might, in turn, yield insight into how it and other asteroids and dwarf planets evolved over time.

Dawn maps Ceres craters where ice can accumulate

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have identified permanently shadowed regions on the dwarf planet Ceres where ice deposits could exist now.

Dawn Spacecraft Images Reveal 'Ice Rinks' on Ceres

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has glimpsed mysterious, highly reflective bright spots dotting the surface of Ceres. No one yet knows what exactly they are or how they got there.

Ion thrusters are redrawing the boundaries for space exploration

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Dawn spacecraft could change the shape and scope of future missions.