January 18 - 24, 2016 Stargazer: Getting Closer To Ceres

Jan 18, 2016

For Stargazer this week, we have a nice line-up of morning time planets to look for and a return visit to dwarf planet Ceres where NASA is coming up with some incredible new photos. Hear the report with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.  

Check out some of the new NASA images:

This newly released image shows part of Messor Crater 25 miles wide on Ceres.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Here some of Dantu Crater on Ceres is seen in this shot from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Another image, this one from December 23, 2015, shows the Cerean crater on the dwarf planet Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA