Ceres' Mysterious Bright Spots Coming Into Focus | Video
By Steve Spaleta |
Are they ice? Salt? Something exotic? NASA is still baffled by the origin of the bright spots observed by the Dawn Mission but the latest mapping orbit of 2,700 miles (4, 400 km) above the surface reveals the best detail yet. Video: Ceres Violent Past Etched Into Its Face
Future passes will provide scientists with multiple angle views. "We soon will be better able to determine the nature of this enigmatic phenomenon," says Dawn principle investigator Chris Russell.