Bright Spots Ceres

Scientists have discovered mysterious bright spots as well as haze over a crater in Ceres. This haze, spotted by the Dawn spacecraft, can be seen at certain times of day, suggesting it could be providing some atmosphere to this area of the dwarf planet. Chris Russell, the mission’s principal investigator, said: “At noontime, if you look at a glancing angle, you can see what seems to be haze. It comes back in a regular pattern.” Continue reading for three videos and more information.

“While the Dawn spacecraft infrared spectrometer can find out the haze’s composition, so far it hasn’t had a chance to study it in detail. Dawn has also found that Ceres is a bit smaller than expected, making it roughly four per cent more than previous thought,” reports The Daily Mail.