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NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world’s surface. The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from the early solar system – one that may have thrown planetary scientists for a little loop. “I expected to be surprised because we knew so little about Ceres,” Christopher Russell, Dawn’s principal investigator and a planetary scientist at UCLA, said in an email. “I never expected bright spots and a pyramid to be the surprises.” ...

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