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Bright spots on Ceres
May 13, 2015
6:23 pm
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Ceres is a dwarf planet that sits between Mars and Jupiter.  A while ago NASA discovered a bright spot within a crater on Ceres which had them puzzled on what it could be.  Upon closer inspection they are even more puzzled as it is not just one bright spot but multiple.

The thought is that they must be a reflective substance like ice...  Who knows, but it is definitely an interesting mystery.

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May 13, 2015
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They have such advanced technology that deciphers light spectrems could they tell if it was something reflecting light, such as ice?  I wondered since it was centered in a crater was it volcanic activity, magma coming out of the crater?  

May 14, 2015
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At this point, although they have theories (like ice, which is the most popular theory) they can not say for sure.



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