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The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Detectable Haze On Dwarf Planet Ceres Bolsters Top Theory For Bizarre Bright Spots

New information about the mysterious bright spots on Ceres is giving scientists new leads about the dwarf planet’s history.

07/27/2015

The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Top 5 Explanations For Those Bizarre Bright Spots On Planet Ceres

NASA scientists are still baffled over exactly what’s causing Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to radiate mysterious bright spots from its cratered surface.

06/10/2015

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Young Mother’s Body Found Burned Near Modesto Orchard; Killer At Large

A woman whose body was found burned near a Modesto orchard has been identified, but police aren’t sure if she actually died there.

03/19/2015

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NASA’s Ceres Mission Brings Out The Kid In All Of Us

When I was in the Fourth Grade I decided I wanted to be an Astronaut. Fast forward to a couple of years later, on my 11th birthday, my parents bought me a tape recorder equipped with a microphone.

03/06/2015

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NASA Spacecraft Slips Into Ceres’ Orbit For First-Ever Visit To Dwarf Planet

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration, and scientists are eager to learn more about the mysterious bright spot discovered last month.

03/06/2015

The images were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). Dawn observed Ceres for a full rotation of the dwarf planet, which lasts about nine hours. The images have a resolution of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) per pixel. (NASA)

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Closer To Unraveling Mystery Behind Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres

Scientists are on the edge of their seats as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres and the mysterious spots first seen on its surface last month.

03/02/2015

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Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.

02/18/2015

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StarDate: Ceres, The Watery Asteroid

Ceres is the solar system’s largest asteroid — a big ball of rock and ice about 600 miles wide, orbiting the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. But astronomers recently discovered that Ceres is probably behaving a bit like a comet: some of its ice is vaporizing in the heat of the Sun.

05/02/2014

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Former SF Man Found Dead In Auto Shop Freezer; His Husband Charged With Murder

A man found dead in the freezer of an abandoned Central Valley auto shop was married to the man charged with killing him, authorities said.

04/27/2014

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Central Valley Man First Reported Death From Heat Wave

A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities said Wednesday.

07/03/2013

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