Dawn Images Reveal New Details About Ceres’ Bright Spots

The mystery behind Ceres’ bright spots only deepened Monday with the release of new higher-resolution images of the dwarf planet’s surface.

On May 3 and 4, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft crept within 8,400 miles of Ceres — its closest approach yet — to snap more detailed photos of the intriguing surface. As it turns out, the two bright spots are actually composed of many smaller splotches, but scientists still don’t know what these spots are made of or how they got there.
Time for a Close-Up

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