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It takes a long time to send high-quality pics down a pipe as skinny as NASA's Dawn space probe has to use: images from its December approach of Ceres are only now emerging. The agency says the images, at 35 metres per pixel, pick out science-worthy detail of the Kupalo Crater, Dantu Crater, and a 32-km crater west of Dantu. …

  1. Kernel Silver badge


    Is that really Dantu crater - or the ancient remains of a city built at the junction of a couple of major rivers?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hmmmm


    2. hplasm Silver badge

      Re: Hmmmm


    3. weegie38

      Re: Hmmmm

      Dantu: hmm, sounds a bit like a corruption of Dantooine.

      Maybe it's the ancient remains of a Rebel base? It was all a long time ago, after all.

  2. aBloke FromEarth


    "Dawn's 386 km ... orbit has it closer to Ceres than the International Space Station is to Earth"

    I'd say it's almost the same as ISS's 400km.

    Although, given the size of Ceres, I guess it's actually relatively further away.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Still no little green men or their shiny saucers to be seen. So, where should we look next ?!

    1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Re: Sigh!

      The USA on March 17th.

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