Ceres lights captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft

February 26, 2015 6:23 PM

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Ceres lights captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft

Ceres is the biggest body in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. So in all fairness, Ceres is not a planet per se but a large asteroid that is honored with the title of a Dwarf planet. It is worth noting that such a body, while an interesting point of focus, is made even more intriguing by the appearance of two bright spots on the Dwarf planet’s surface. The geeks inside us would think that this may be signs of intelligent life, maybe some nuclear testing conducted by a far away species. Or it may just be the eruption of a volcano.

The discovery of Ceres’ peculiar activity was made by NASA‘s Dawn spacecraft which has gotten closer to the asteroid’s orbit. The second bright spot appeared right next to the first one and it was captured by Dawn from a distance of 29.000 miles (46.000 kilometers) . The exact origin of these lights...

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