Mountains of Ceres

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New images of dwarf planet Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft, reveal a shimmering mountain and other interesting geological features. Located in the southern hemisphere and measuring 4 miles tall, the mountain is cone shaped with no visible debris at the base. The cause of the shimmering on its edge …

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Lonely Dwarf Planet, Pluto, Is Expecting Company

New Horizons Pluto

Pluto, the used-to-be planet but now is a dwarf, will be seen with more clarity during April of 2015 as the New Horizons space probe closes in on the lonely dwarf planet. Some say Dwarf Pluto became cool when “The Hobbit” movie franchise blossomed into an international sensation, but NASA’s …

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