White Spot Mystery On Ceres Will Hopefully Be Solved Soon
The decade-old mystery of what's causing the dwarf planet Ceres to have shiny white spots will likely be solved as the Dawn probe moves closer.By Steven Sparkman | May 12, 2015
Scientists are getting tantalizingly close to solving a modern space mystery: What are those spots on the dwarf planet Ceres?
The first white spot showed up in images from the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004, but NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been giving us better and better looks over the past few months.
Dawn sent back images of Ceres as it approached the dwarf planet, eventually entering orbit in early March. The latest images were taken earlier this month and show the weird shiny areas in unprecedented detail.