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Does This Nearby Dwarf Planet Have Water?

Micro-Planet? Asteroid? Dwarf Planet? Embryonic Planet? Will someone tell poor Ceres what it is already? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Dawn spacecraft delivers new image of dwarf planet Ceres "As NASA's Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration images taken in early December" Discovery of the Asteroids "The controversy over whether Pluto should be given a minor planet number and possibly be demoted from the ranks of the major planets reminds me of a similar controversy that occurred 150 years ago." Solar System Exploration "Scientists describe Ceres as an "embryonic planet." Gravitational perturbations from Jupiter billions of years ago prevented it from becoming a full-fledged planet. Ceres ended up among the leftover debris of planetary formation in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Julia Wilde on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:

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