Planets and Moons  ID: 12346

NASA's Dawn Mission Finds Young Cryovolcano on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission reveals that dwarf planet Ceres hosts an unexpectedly young cryovolcano that formed with the past billion years.

Read the full NASA.gov story here: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/ceres-cryo-volcano

Read the full paper appearing Sep 2 in the journal Science here: [link to come]

Read the AAAS news release here: eurekalert.org

For more Ceres images and animations, visit the JPL Photojournal: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov
 

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Lead Producer:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Producer:
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Lisa Poje (USRA)

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Katrina Jackson (USRA)

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Lucy McFadden (UMD)
Ottaviano Ruesch (USRA)

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Mission:
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Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Volcano
SVS >> Planetary Science
SVS >> CERES
SVS >> Geology
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Dawn
SVS >> Cryovolcano