Saturday, February 21, 2015

Earth to Ceres: Dawn is Comming

Cratered surface of Ceres taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft

After seven years, Dawn will arrive at Ceres, albeit after a layover at a neighbor's, March 6th. 
Ceres is in a class now designated as "dwarf planet" that includes Pluto, Makemake and Haumea.  But it is the giant of the bunch, Ceres, that now holds NASA's Dawn spacecraft's attention. 

  • New images from Dawn, taken when the probe was about 52,000 miles from Ceres, show craters and what NASA calls mysterious bright spots.

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