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Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds
Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it. Bright spots are often thought to have icy origins, though a Dawn project member has said that the readings from Ceres don’t appear consistent with pure water ice. However, the mission’s lead scientist has now floated another possible explanation. “This may be pointing to a volcano-like origin of the spots, but we will have to wait for better resolution before we can make such geologic interpretations," Dawn principal...

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