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Dawn Inches Ever Closer to Ceres — 2 Comments

  1. I was actually involved, peripherally, with a proposal by an Italian group to ESA for a Uranus and Neptune mission called ODINUS. It did not get selected. My involvement was low in part because if chosen the mission would not have been launched until 2032, when I would be 82 years old, and likely would not arrive at Uranus for another ten or fifteen years!

  2. It will be exciting to see what the white blotches are. I pulled the images into iPhoto and messed with tint and temperature. In the blue spectrums (at least on my computer) the white seems to come out better and the top half of Ceres looks like it is peppered with these white spots. Makes me wonder it is similar to the “hammered ice” appearance of Ganymede?

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