February 23 - March 1, 2015 Stargazer: Mysterious White Spots On Ceres

Feb 23, 2015

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We have several planets to spot in our evening sky, the ISS cruises past, and we get an update on a NASA mission into the Asteroid Belt, where the Dawn spacecraft will soon reach the dwarf planet Ceres, as HPR's All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

The mysterious white spot on Ceres
Credit NASA
Another NASA image of Ceres and the unknown white spots.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA