May 252010
Ceres!  We’re going to Ceres!  NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is enroute and should arrive in February 2015.  Considering we’ve known about it for over 2 centuries and it 3 times closer than Saturn and 10 times closer than Neptune and their moons, I’ve always been very surprised to see the fuzzy images we have of it.

I used to Wolfram Alpha to do a comparison (as well as to test WA and it’s interpretive capabilities) and it summarized it quite nicely.

Check the size comparison and the images generated:

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