Mar 05 2015

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“I love the smell of Xenon in the morning”

7 Strange Facts About Dwarf Planet Ceres.

Excellent overview of the DAWN mission so far. I’d wondered about the entry vector for orbit — this video does an excellent job explaining that.

Here are the 7 strange facts the article lists (click over for the details):

  1. It was the first asteroid to be discovered
  2. It was named after the Roman goddess of agriculture
  3. It has mysterious bright spots
  4. Ceres may have a water-vapor plume
  5. Ceres may harbor a subsurface ocean
  6. It’s round
  7. It may have an atmosphere

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