venerdì 11 dicembre 2015

This New Video Of A Dwarf Planet Will Make You Feel Like A Fucking Astronaut

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NASA has released a new video of the dwarf planet Ceres and it will make you feel like you're about to put a damn flag on the place.

Just look at this hunk of space rock:

This baller rock is named Ceres, and it is the largest object in the asteroid belt and is the closest dwarf planet to Earth. Ceres is a mysterious world with full of unexplained bright spots and probably a massive store of underground ice.

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This view, from 2,700 miles above, makes you feel it's time to start getting that spacesuit on:

This view, from 2,700 miles above, makes you feel it's time to start getting that spacesuit on:

The movie is made up of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The video shows Ceres in false color to highlight differences in the surface material and reveals a surface riddled with impact craters.

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Coming in for a landing, so to speak, the video also captures the dramatic surface around Ceres' Occator Crater — a mysterious bright spot on its surface:

Coming in for a landing, so to speak, the video also captures the dramatic surface around Ceres' Occator Crater — a mysterious bright spot on its surface:

These bright spots have been the source of much speculation, as NASA scientists have been unable to come up with an solid explanation for them since they were first discovered.

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Speaking of those spots... A new study suggests that they are probably just made up of salt. So much for the secret alien entranceway theory.

Speaking of those spots... A new study suggests that they are probably just made up of salt. So much for the secret alien entranceway theory.

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