Ceres' Mystery Bright Dots May Have Volcanic Origin

As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.

Published On 02/25/2015
2:40 PM EST
This image was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres on Feb. 19 from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA