Welcome 2011! I can't wait for what this year has in store. The prize for all of you who have enjoyed opening each door in the Planetary Society's 2010 advent calendar is one of the best views we can get of one of the biggest objects in the asteroid belt, Vesta. It's from Hubble, and Hubble is a great instrument, but as you can see it is nothing like the photos we have gotten from other worlds that we have actually visited. Of course, Vesta is a world that will soon receive its first visitor. In June and July, we'll get our first sense of what the geology of Vesta is really like. I can't wait!!
The Planetary Society Blog 2010 Advent Calendar