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Ceres Begins Slow Spiral to Survey Orbit — 2 Comments

  1. When I look at these images, the thought that keeps on popping into my head is that Ceres looks like a beaten up ball that has a very thick layer of dust on it. When I see not only the very bright spots of interest, but the other lighter sections, its almost as if something “dusted off” a small part of the dwarf plant, revealing an incredibly reflective surface underneath… I’m no scientist, so its strictly imagination at play, but I’m really excited to learn what is making those spots so reflective! (As is everyone else I suppose!)

  2. I’m currently taking a MOOC on the Solar System and we’re working through the crater formations on Mars and how people use that to “age” the areas on Mars. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes from the Ceres data will tell us.

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