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Dwarf Planets

What Are Those Weird White Spots On Ceres?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

What are those things? Scientists have been puzzling over a set of weird white spots on Ceres ever since 2004, when the spots showed up in images c...

Nearest Dwarf Planet Called 'Game Changer'

Astrobiology Magazine | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

In March of 2015, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres, the first of the smaller class of planets to be discovered and the closes...

New Names Given To Dwarf Planet's Puny Moons | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

It's official! Two tiny moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto finally have new names: Styx and Kerberos. The International Astronomical Union — the...