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Science Journal—Results using Dawn Image and Spectral Data from Dwarf-planet Ceres

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The September 2, 2016 issue of Science (volume 353, number 6303) contains six papers on the exploration of Ceres by researchers with NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which began orbiting Ceres in 2015. Though a subscription, individual or institutional, is needed to access the articles online, the Science homepage is available to everyone.

"The Geomorphology of Ceres" by D. L. Buczkowski , B. E. Schmidt, D. A. Williams, S. C. Mest, J. E. C. Scully, A. I. Ermakov, F. Preusker, P. Schenk, K. A. Otto, H. Hiesinger, D. O'Brien, S. Marchi, H. Sizemore, K. Hughson, H. Chilton, M. Bland, S. Byrne, N. Schorghofer, T. Platz, R. Jaumann, T. Roatsch, M. V. Sykes, A. Nathues, M. C. De Sanctis, C. A. Raymond, and C. T. Russell. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4332.

"Distribution of phyllosilicates on the surface of Ceres" by E. Ammannito , M. C. DeSanctis, M. Ciarniello, A. Frigeri, F. G. Carrozzo, J.-Ph. Combe, B. L. Ehlmann, S. Marchi, H. Y. McSween, A. Raponi, M. J. Toplis, F. Tosi, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, F. Capaccioni, M. T. Capria, S. Fonte, M. Giardino, R. Jaumann, A. Longobardo, S. P. Joy, G. Magni, T. B. McCord, L. A. McFadden, E. Palomba, C. M. Pieters, C. A. Polanskey, M. D. Rayman, C. A. Raymond, P. M. Schenk, F. Zambon, and C. T. Russell. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4279.

"Cryovolcanism on Ceres" by O. Ruesch , T. Platz, P. Schenk, L. A. McFadden, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, L. C. Quick, S. Byrne, F. Preusker, D. P. O'Brien, N. Schmedemann, D. A. Williams, J.-Y. Li, M. T. Bland, H. Hiesinger, T. Kneissl, A. Neesemann, M. Schaefer, J. H. Pasckert, B. E. Schmidt, D. L. Buczkowski, M. V. Sykes, A. Nathues, T. Roatsch, M. Hoffmann, C. A. Raymond, C. T. Russell. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4286.

"Cratering on Ceres: Implications for its Crust and Evolution" by H. Hiesinger , S. Marchi, N. Schmedemann, P. Schenk, J. H. Pasckert, A. Neesemann, D. P. O'Brien, T. Kneissl, A. I. Ermakov, R. R. Fu, M. T. Bland, A. Nathues, T. Platz, D. A. Williams, R. Jaumann, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, O. Ruesch, B. Schmidt, R. S. Park, F. Preusker, D. L. Buczkowski, C. T. Russell, and C. A. Raymond. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4759.

"Detection of Local H2O Exposed at the Surface of Ceres" by J.-P. Combe , T. B. McCord, F. Tosi, E. Ammannito, F. Giacomo Carrozzo, M. C. De Sanctis, A. Raponi, S. Byrne, M. E. Landis, K. H. G. Hughson, C. A. Raymond, and C. T. Russell. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3010.

"Dawn Arrives at Ceres: Exploration of a Small, Volatile-rich World" by C. T. Russell, C. A. Raymond, E. Ammannito, D. L. Buczkowski, M. C. De Sanctis, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, A. S. Konopliv, H. Y. McSween, A. Nathues, R. S. Park, C. M. Pieters, T. H. Prettyman, T. B. McCord, L. A. McFadden, S. Mottola, M. T. Zuber, S. P. Joy, C. Polanskey, M. D. Rayman, J. C. Castillo-Rogez, P. J. Chi, J. P. Combe, A. Ermakov, R. R. Fu, M. Hoffmann, Y. D. Jia, S. D. King, D. J. Lawrence, J.-Y. Li, S. Marchi, F. Preusker, T. Roatsch, O. Ruesch, P. Schenk, M. N. Villarreal, and N. Yamashita. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf4219.

pdf link, Science Journal Issue with Dawn Results from Ceres (pdf version)

Written by Linda M. V. Martel, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, for PSRD.

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