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Dwarf planet Ceres: water vapor in Occator crater

December 09, 2015
The Occator crater on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is active: data from NASA’s Dawn mission indicate water sublimating from its center. [more]
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Jupiter’s whirlwinds: Turning the other way

November 30, 2015
Computer simulations explain the location of Jupiter’s impressive atmospheric whirlwinds – and why their direction of rotation is opposite to storms on Earth. [more]
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Dust particles from afar

October 19, 2015
25 years ago, the Ulysses spacecraft was launched into space. Now, for the first time its complete set of measurements of interstellar dust has been analyzed. [more]
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Blast waves in the Sun’s atmosphere

October 13, 2015
A unique observational geometry of two solar probes uncovers a new solar phenomenon: large-scale waves accompanied by particles emissions rich in helium-3. [more]
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Ceres close up

August 27, 2015
Just arrived in a new orbit: from an altitude of only 1470 kilometres, the Dawn space probe is now gazing at the dwarf planet Ceres. [more]
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Rosetta’s comet reaches perihelion

August 13, 2015
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is now travelling away from the Sun. Cometary activity will, however, increase in the next weeks. [more]
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Why the Sun is flagging

August 06, 2015
How the Sun’s activity will develop cannot be predicted in the long term. [more]
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