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NASA spots mysterious bright lights on dwarf planet Ceres as explorer probe nears orbit

Feb 27, 2015    

The discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery.The images taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometres) from Ceres show that a bright spot on the planet scientists previously discovered appears next to another slightly darker spot, NASA said in a news release. The light appears in the same basin as the other spot, images released by NASA show."This may be pointing to a volcano-like origin of the spots, but we will have ...

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