Bright Spots On Ceres...

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NASA's Dawn probe has returned some new images of the bright spots seen on Ceres.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33085367

The US space agency has released a new picture of the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Nasa's Dawn probe has just returned the image - one of the first snapshots to come down from the satellite since getting into its latest mapping orbit, which is now just 4,000km above the surface.

Mission scientists confess still to being puzzled by the features.

The best guess is that their brightness stems from the presence of ice or salt.


Anyone want to hazard a guess? I'd go for ice uncovered by a 'recent' asteroid strike.
 

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