Sunday, April 5, 2015

NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World

NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World:

NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World
Larry Lebofsky has always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota Matrix reads “1CERES.” In the late 1970s, the planetary scientist made some of the first observations that suggested Ceres—which is a dwarf planet, like Pluto—has bits of water ice […]

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