Astronomers modeled the evolution of planets in the Solar system and found out that Ceres could have formed in a different place than it is now. It orbits the Sun in the Main asteroid belt between planets Mars and Jupiter. However its origins might be well beyond the orbit of Saturn.
New thermal observations with ALMA observatory hint at composition of Psyche surface. This large body in Asteroid belt is a target of NASAs Psyche mission, which should arrive at Psyche in 2026.
Data from NASAs mission Dawn suggest that the dwarf planet Ceres might have an icy crust. The biggest object in the Asteroid belt between orbits of Mars and Jupiter was studied by Dawn probe between 2015 and 2018. New findings come from an elevated concentrations of hydrogen measured in and around Occator Crater. Accoring to a new study, the hydrogen is present in a form of water ice, that was excavated to a surface by the impact, that created the crater.
Two bodies in Asteroid belt, 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia are found to have unussualy red colored surface. For bodies from this region it is surprising. According to a new study it could mean, that both bodies come from a different region, much further from the Sun. Similar colored bodies are often found in Kuiper belt on the edge of Solar system.