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View Full Version : Dawn Captures Best Images Ever of “Hipster Planet” Ceres



Fraser
2015-Jan-27, 08:10 PM
This is*the second animation from Dawn this year showing Ceres rotating, and at 43 pixels across the images are*officially the best*ever*obtained! NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is now on final approach to*the 950 km (590 mile) dwarf planet Ceres, the largest world in the main asteroid belt and the biggest object in the inner Solar System that […]

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Spacedude
2015-Jan-27, 10:32 PM
Pretty Cool Fraser!
Ceres' surface reminds me of an old orange just starting to pucker up a bit. The White Spot appears to have some depth to it if the shadowy area is not an illusion at this distance. It hit me the other day that Dawn will go into orbit around Ceres and is not a flyby mission - Fantastic!. A New World is about to once again radically update some science books. 6 weeks to go.......