Vox has an article that lists six reasons why the upcoming spacecraft, “Dawn’s”, visit to Ceres is such a big deal. Personally, I think it’s a shame that so little is being invested in NASA and space research. We should be exploring more to understand the universe and our place within it. Our apathy is going to set us back, not just as a country, but as a human species, who, as far as we know, are the only living beings capable of this level of thought and exploration. We should be pushing the limits, and not just settling on our petty disputes.
- Ceres is in the asteroid belt, but might very well be a planet, or at the very least, a dwarf planet, with its own atmospher and possibly oceans.