Rather a fascinating – and exciting – shot of the bright lights recently seen beaming back at NASA’s photographic bit of kit… exciting indeed 🙂
Thank you to the ever wonderful Linda Sky of the earthchangeaffirmation blog for sharing this article with us. Have a great weekend everyone 🙂
A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.
As bizarre as that sentence sounds, that’s the situation with Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, officially designated as a dwarf planet (the same category as Pluto).
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is approaching Ceres ahead of a March 6 rendezvous. The picture above was taken February 19, from a distance of just under 29,000 miles, and shows two very shiny areas on the same basin on Ceres’ surface.
Previous Dawn images from further away showed a single light on Ceres, which was just as mysterious. Then, to the amazement…
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