Modeling reveals how dwarf planet Ceres powers unexpected geologic activity

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 05:32:57 GMT
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Blacksburg VA (SPX) Aug 02, 2022 For a long time, our view of Ceres was fuzzy, said Scott King, a...

Blacksburg VA (SPX) Aug 02, 2022 For a long time, our view of Ceres was fuzzy, said Scott King, a geoscientist in the Virginia Tech College of Science. A dwarf planet and the largest body found in the asteroid belt - the region between Jupiter and Mars speckled with hundreds of thousands of asteroids - Ceres had no distinguishable surface features in existing telescopic observations from Earth. Then, in 2015, the hazy orb