Mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet hints geological activity
New Delhi : Mysterious bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres have made scientists curious about the possible geological activity. The bright spots were first detected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2015.
With regular spotting of such bright spots since 2015, the scientists believe that the dwarf planet in not a 'dead world'; instead it could still be experiencing geological activity.
According to NASA, over 300 such bright spots have been spotted so far on the Ceres.
'The mysterious bright spots on Ceres, which have captivated both the Dawn science team and the public, reveal evidence of Ceres’ past subsurface ocean, and indicate that, far from being a dead world, Ceres is surprisingly active,' said Carol Raymond, deputy principal investigator of the Dawn mission.
'Geological processes created these bright areas and may still be changing the face of Ceres today.'
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