The bright spots on Ceres imaged by the dawn spacecraft

This image taken from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres shows the very bright patches of material in the crater Occator and elsewhere. New observations using the HARPS spectrograph on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla in Chile have revealed unexpected daily changes on these spots, suggesting that they change under the influence of sunlight.

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Tegund:Reikistjörnu
Útgáfudagur:Mar 16, 2016, 12:00 CET
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Tegund:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
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