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Planetary scientist Paul Schenk shares his story of working on the Voyager missions as a JPL intern back in 1979.
Two months. Eight and half weeks. 58 days. It's a concept almost too difficult to grasp: we are on Pluto's doorstep.
Although we are still along way from understanding this fascinating little body, Ceres is finally becoming a real planet with recognizable features! And that's kinda cool.
Dawn is on approach to Ceres, the largest of the asteroids, and is starting to resolve features.
This year we achieve the first exploration of these curious but fascinating objects. Paul Schenk explains what we may learn about them.