NASA Releases New Image of Mysterious ‘Bright Spots’ on Ceres

For a brief period last spring—before Pluto sucked up all the “dwarf planet” mojo—Ceres was the most important minor planetary body in the solar system (as far as Earth was concerned). In March, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft successfully entered into orbit around the 587-mile diet planet, providing scientists with an unparalleled up-close view of the largest object in the main Asteroid Belt. While most of Ceres’s glamour shots were full of gray rocky whatever, it also boasted an unexpected series of intriguing “bright spots.” The nature of these mysterious glowing spots,…

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