Monday, October 22, 2007


This is a NASA's Hubble Space Telescope color image of Ceres, the largest Main Belt asteroid and one of the three known dwarf planets of the Solar System. At 18 km/pixel, this is probably the best picture currently available of this world. Don't be fooled by the light appearance -the image is actually contrast-enhanced to show features, Ceres by itself absorbs 91% of light falling on it. The Dawn Mission is going to show us better pictures in 2015.

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