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Episode 153: The Ice-Volcanoes of Ceres

Examining surface volcanism on the dwarf planet Ceres.

AZSCI 153 Ceres Ice Volanoes This global map shows the surface of Ceres in enhanced color, encompassing infrared wavelengths beyond human visual range. Images taken using infrared (965 nanometers), green (555 nanometers) and blue (438 nanometers) spectral filters were combined to create this view. (PHOTO: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

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The Ice-Volcanoes of Ceres

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Episode 153: Michael Sori

University of Arizona planetary scientist Michael Sori is investigating cryo-volcanic activity on Ceres, a dwarf planet made of rock and ice orbiting in the asteroid belt. He theorizes that ice volcanoes have shaped the surface of Ceres, creating formations similar to glaciers on Earth. Sori is basing his work on information sent back to Earth from the Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres since 2015.

Michael Sori spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar Planetary Lab.

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