Monday, April 27, 2015

NASA is about to solve a major mystery about dwarf planet Ceres

Back in January astronomers got one of their first close-up glimpses of dwarf planet Ceres, and they were baffled. The tiny planet is the largest chunk of rock in the asteroid belt that hangs between Mars and Jupiter, and those close-up images, captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, revealed two huge, and hugely mysterious, bright spots on the surface. The problem is that no one knows what in the world they are — and the more we observe and photograph them, the more complicated and confusing they...-> read more
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