There are a few things going on these days and among them:
The Dawn spacecraft is about to start Ceres approach imaging very soon – last I heard was tomorrow, 13 January 2015.
The image above was created by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, have used the multiwavelength filters on NASA’s Dawn spacecraft to create compositional maps of the surface of the asteroid Vesta. More about the image from RAS.
At one time (link) “New Horizon’s Distant Encounter Operations” (approaching Pluto) were to begin today, I’m sure there is much to do before the “Closest Enounter Operations” being in just 30 days.
And finally at 06:00 EST / 11:00 UTC the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship should arrive at the International Space Station – I will be away briefly at that time and will update this a little later.