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Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Ceres and its bright spots have baffled scientists since they were first discovered, now researchers through two new studies have found some news details about these bright spots that are found all over the dwarf planet’s surface.

In one of the study scientists claim that the bright spots on the surface of Ceres is a kind of salt. The second study shows the detection of ammonia-rich-clays on Ceres.

According to researchers when the sun shines into the Occator crater on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a thin haze appears above its brightest spot.

Japanese Akatsuki trying to make Second Attempt to enter Venus Orbit

Japanese Akatsuki trying to make Second Attempt to enter Venus Orbit

Do you love reading science stories related to universe and solar system? If yes, then you will definitely gain some interest while reading the below news. In 2010, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched The Venus Climate Orbiter ‘Akatsuki’ with the intention to gain insight into planet’s weather and surface conditions. But, the spacecraft failed to enter into the orbit of Venus due to trouble in its engine. Since then, the spacecraft remained in a heliocentric orbit, some 134 million kilometers from Venus, conducting scientific studies on solar winds.

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Insights into Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

Insights into Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

Bright spots found on the dwarf planet Ceres’ surface have baffled scientists since they have been spotted. Now researchers after studying the data sent back home by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have got some insights into the mysteries of the dwarf world.

In one of the studies, scientists call this bright spots as a kind of salt on the dwarf planet’s surface. The second study shows the presence of ammonia-rich clays on Ceres.

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Wednesday that its Venus Climate Orbiter ‘Akatsuki’ has successfully entered into orbit around the second planet from the sun.

The space agency confirmed that the probe has been interned into the planet’s orbit after an initial attempt failed five years ago. With the success, Akatsuki has become the first Japanese spacecraft to enter into another planet’s orbit, JAXA added.

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No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852: Research

No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852, confirm researchers

No evidence has been found of an advanced civilization orbiting the anomalous star KIC 8462852 and beaming intentional laser signals towards earth. The star has confused researchers for quite a long time because it used to show irregular dimming that has not been seen in another star.

This erratic dimming led to speculations that KIC 8462852 is being orbiting by a giant structure built by an extraterrestrial civilization. In order to know the truth, scientists have looked for laser pulses from the star, but did not find anything.

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