Do You See Bright Spots on Ceres? Icy Bright Spots on Ceres.

Lights in the Dark

Mysterious bright spots on Ceres continue to stump scientists. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA.Mysterious bright spots on Ceres continue to stump scientists. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA.

Ok that was a bad pun for a headline but this IS the best image yet from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft of the curious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, which have been puzzled over by scientists since they were first spotted in Hubble observations in Dec. 2003.

And even with this incredible new view of the spots, acquired by Dawn on June 6, their precise nature is still a mystery.

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