This New Video Of A Dwarf Planet Will Make You Feel Like A Fucking Astronaut
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 view, from 2,700 miles above, makes you feel it's time to start getting that spacesuit on:
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:
But they are still pretty cool. It turns out that when the Sun shines on some of those bright spots, a misty haze develops.
This is super neat because though we already knew there was probably a lot of ice under there, we hadn't had a direct view of it on the surface... until now!
Dawn FTW! The ~science~ win!