NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Spots Two Bright Points On Ceres
NASA scientists still don't have a clear picture of the bright spots showing up on the surface of Ceres, a minor planet in the asteroid belt.By Evan Thomas | February 26, 2015
The Dawn spacecraft has spotted not one, but two bright points on the minor planet Ceres.
Newly enhanced images from the probe show two shining spots on the surface. It’s not clear exactly what they are, since we can’t get a closer look.
Ceres is a minor planet in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn is speeding its way toward a rendezvous, but it’s got a way to go. These latest images are from 29,000 miles away.