Asteroids!


main_ceres_annotated_curiousityThe Curiosity rover on Mars has taken the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, the dwarf planet Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars’ moon Deimos in a circular, exposure-adjusted inset and square insets at left from other observations the same night. Click the image to embiggen it. Ceres is very dim, but easier to spot in the larger version.

Image Credit: NASA

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