New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

February 17, 2015 9:38 PM

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New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

New images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, reveal a world that's even stranger than scientists expected.

The 590-mile-wide (950 kilometers) icy world is pockmarked by craters, photos released Tuesday show, and has curiously rugged terrain at its south pole and several enigmatic bright spots dotting its surface.

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