Aloha – This will continue to be an evolving story as the NASA probe, Dawn explores Ceres. As I mentioned in an earlier story, I formulated the idea of Demeter (the mini-planet or asteroid) from our Solar System’s Ceres. As Demeter has a barren surface, but a vibrant core with a massive ocean, I find it particularly interesting that Ceres is deemed to be the second largest object holding water in our Solar System, next to Earth. Perhaps the terra-forming project from Demeter will actually make sense in the case of Ceres (fiction meets fact).
Of course, Demeter is also, in effect, a geode or an asteroid that is a mineral rich rock that is hollow in the center. I’m not sure if Ceres fits that bill, but perhaps we’ll find out in the next few months. I’ll keep you apprised. For the rest of the news story: