Joined: 2 Oct 13
Spacecraft Dawn is orbiting dwarf planet Ceres.
Ceres was initially classified as a planet and later classified as an asteroid. In recognition of its planet-like qualities, Ceres was designated a dwarf planet in 2006 along with Pluto and Eris.
So it goes, and I see no reason to be upset because of such.
But now there are those bright spots there, too:
Until Dawn gets a closer look over the next few months, it's anyone's guess what those spots could be. So, go ahead! Cast your vote below.
I voted for "other". If it would have been possible to particularise, I would have said "Tralfamadorean campfires".
Joined: 19 Nov 00
So, 39% other. In other words nobody knows, and it may well be that nobody will.
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