Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Bright Spots of Ceres

Thanks to NASA's Dawn spacecraft we are currently getting our first good look at dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. Of the the planetoid's strange features is the "bright spots," first observed from the earth and now visible in the latest images from Dawn. The most common guess is that they must be ice of some kind, but why would there be ice on such small world?

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