Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Face

Growing up, some of the earliest science fiction novels (two in particular by Alan E. Nourse) that I read dealt with the Asteroid Belt. From The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun to the stories of Poul Anderson and Larry Niven, the Belt was always a place of mystery and possibility to me.

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us one of the latest images of the Dawn spacecraft, now making an approach to the asteroid (and dwarf planet) Ceres. I can't wait to see what is revealed during this phase of the Dawn mission!

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