NASA Dawn Nearing Texas-Sized Planet Ceres

NASA probe Dawn, will get a closer look at the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt.  The tiny planet lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Not much is known about this miniscule orb that is about the size of Texas. Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered, on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi. It is mostly comprised of rock and ice. I am excited to learn more about this tiny planet hidden by the asteroid belt. You will be hearing more about this celestial ball of dust and ice in the next month.