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Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research


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Ahuna Mons, Ceres

Ceres' lonely mountain, Ahuna Mons, is seen in this simulated perspective view. The elevation has been exaggerated by a factor of two.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI

A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere.

From Jet Porpulsion Laboratory/NASA
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