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Dwarf planet Ceres turns out to be ocean world

8-12-2020 | 12

Scientists have determined that Ceres, like Europa and Enceladus, is home to an ocean of liquid water.

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Scientists discover liquid ocean on Pluto

5-21-2019 | 2

The enigmatic dwarf planet has been throwing up no shortage of surprises over the last few years.

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NASA's Dawn mission ends as probe falls silent

11-4-2018 | 12

After spending years unravelling the mysteries of the dwarf planet Ceres, Dawn has finally run out of fuel.

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New dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovered

10-2-2018 | 8

The important new find also hints at the presence of another, much larger planet in the outer solar system.

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Should Pluto be classed as a planet again ?

9-9-2018 | 30

Researchers have called into question the reasoning behind Pluto's demotion from planet to dwarf planet.

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Dunes of frozen methane discovered on Pluto

6-1-2018 | 7

The enigmatic dwarf planet is home to a 'riot of processes' that continue to surprise researchers.

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Water ice found on the dwarf planet Ceres

12-16-2016 | 3

Two new studies have revealed that the dwarf planet Ceres is home to significant quantities of water ice.

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Further evidence found of ocean on Pluto

 VIDEO  11-17-2016 | 7

It is looking increasingly likely that the dwarf planet is home to a vast subterranean ocean of water.

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Mystery surrounds X-rays streaming from Pluto

11-10-2016 | 5

Scientists have spotted X-rays trickling from the dwarf planet despite there being no obvious source.

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New dwarf planet found beyond orbit of Pluto

 VIDEO  10-13-2016 | 24

This tiny, distant world is believed to take up to 1,140 years to complete a single orbit of the Sun.

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Pluto may have an ocean over 100km deep

9-24-2016 | 13

Scientists believe that the dwarf planet's interior may be filled with large quantities of liquid water.

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Ice volcano Ahuna Mons discovered on Ceres

 VIDEO  9-2-2016 | 9

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has identified what appears to be an ice volcano on the dwarf planet's surface.

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Mystery surrounds missing craters on Ceres

7-26-2016 | 3

Scientists have been attempting to determine why the dwarf planet Ceres has no large craters at all.

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New dwarf planet discovered beyond Neptune

7-12-2016 | 5

Astronomers have identified a previously unknown dwarf planet in the outer reaches of the solar system.

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Dwarf planet is third largest in solar system

5-12-2016 | 14

Despite being comparable in size to Pluto and Eris, this enigmatic world has yet to even be given a name.

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Could Pluto be classed as a planet again ?

3-8-2016 | 40

The discovery of what look like clouds on Pluto has reignited the debate over its dwarf planet status.

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Mystery of the bright spots on Ceres solved

12-12-2015 | 4

Scientists have finally determined what the dwarf planet's mysterious bright spots actually are.

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Most distant object in our solar system found

11-12-2015 | 41

Astronomers have discovered a dwarf planet located three times further away from the sun than Pluto.

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Pluto is covered in woodworm-like holes

10-20-2015 | 13

The latest discovery on pluto has revealed that the dwarf planet is pockmarked with small round pits.

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'Pyramid-shaped' mountain found on Ceres

6-25-2015 | 60

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has identified an anomalous structure on the surface of the dwarf planet.

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