Is Ceres' Mysterious Bright Dome an Ice Volcano?

March 23, 2016 5:45 PM

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Is Ceres' Mysterious Bright Dome an Ice Volcano?

After a year of speculation since NASA’s Dawn mission arrived in orbit around dwarf planet Ceres, we may be coming close to answer as to what is causing its mysterious bright spots inside the famous Occator Crater.

“Before Dawn began its intensive observations of Ceres last year, Occator Crater looked to be one large bright area,” said Ralf Jaumann, planetary scientist and Dawn co-investigator at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. “Now, with the latest close views, we can see complex features that pr...

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