Thursday, February 26, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: Ceres the Planetoid

Two bright lights are emanating from the dwarf planet Ceres, captured on camera by the approaching Dawn spacecraft, and NASA astronomers are at a loss to explain them. The planetoid, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, will be visited on March 6 by the spacecraft, and then we're going to find just what's up with those two lights. Yeah, it's probably just light reflecting off of ice, but I like to think it might just be something a whole hell of a lot cooler. You know, like aliens.

Maybe this can be something like Total Recall (the 1990 version, not that boring remake) and we can get whoever today's Schwarzenegger is (David Statham? Vin Diesel? The Rock?) to break it all wide open, and voila, we have ourselves a colonizable little planet. Yeah, it's only a fraction of the size of our Moon, but hey, it'd be a great spot for a mall, or some other kinda place. Ooh yeah, that Mall of America will have nuthin' on the Mall of Ceres. Yeah baby! Alien mall.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


  1. So many stories could be created with this image-it is kind of freaky

  2. Of course now that the great Leonard Nimoy has passed off this mortal coil, I want to do a Vulcan post, but I'll wait til next week to do that one. Live long and prosper in the afterlife, old friend.