More detailed images of the dwarf planet Ceres surface have now been published and also images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon.
Ceres is a dwarf planet residing between Jupiter and Mars, and the images were taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft which arrived there this spring after an eight-year journey.
The images have been discussed during a planetary conference in France. They reveal a landscape of mountains and craters. But the researchers note that despite these new images, they still do not explain the bright spots on the dwarf planet, clearly visible in one of the craters on the image to the right.
Much further out in the solar system, the New Horizons probe also provides us with more photos of the outer solar system. Photos of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, which, among other things, reveal large gorges that are twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
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