Ceres discussion in three days

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On the 15th the Dawn mission team will hold a discussion on Ceres, Dawn's upcoming target and by far the more interesting of the two targets for the probe (the other being 4 Vesta). To watch the talk, simply go to that link at 4 pm EDT on Thursday.

From the page:
We are predicting that Ceres is a dirt-covered icy world which will tell us about processes that operate in the early solar system, where, for a long time, most scientists thought ice didn't exist.

Within a few months (unless the issue is addressed during this talk) I intend to pepper the team with reminders that we want to be a part of the approach phase, and that a single photograph showing the target as a bright point of light followed by absolutely nothing for a full month is not acceptable. I invite you to do the same.


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