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  • Dawn observations indicate Ceres is geologically active

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 17th, 2018

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres for three years, has observed changes on the dwarf planet's surface indicating it is a dynamic, geologically active world. Two separate studies published in the journal Science Advances discuss these changes with one centering on the changing amounts of water ice and the other discussing the formation and distribution of carbonates.