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Well, it's official

Ceres looks like a golf ball.  A really BIG golfball (about 30% of the mass in the Asteroid Belt)...  Anyway, here's a picture taken by Dawn on the 4th of this month.

Taken from an article in Tech Times: NASA Dawn Gets Up Close And Personal in Dwarf Planet Ceres Photo Shoot.  Oh well, there go my hopes of it being an alien homeship.. though I suppose if it sat there collecting dust and ice long enough... :)   Meanwhile, sure looks pretty from a distance (this IS about 8.5 miles/pixel.)

And for some reason this idiot program won't let me capitalize Ceres in the tags.  Frump...


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Feb. 8th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!

Actually, the alien mother ship is hiding behind it--ceresyncronous right over the Top Flite logo. 😺

Edited at 2015-02-08 01:28 pm (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2015 08:02 am (UTC)
Aha - that's it! :)

FWIW, twas a reference to something that happened in Nicolai's Exodus 8 campaign, when some characters went to visit the Asteroid Belt in one of the alternate worlds and found a derelict L'Drey homeship. A really BIG one...
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