Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds - LA Times

February 26, 2015 1:41 AM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it.

Bright spots are often thought to have icy origins, though a Dawn project member has said that the readings from Ceres don’t appear consistent with pure water ice. However, the mission’s lead scientist has now floated another possible explanation.

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