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Ceres' bright spots seen in striking new detail

  1. Sep 14, 2015 #1
    Ceres' bright spots seen in striking new detail

    The brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres gleam with mystery in new views delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These closest-yet views of Occator crater, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, give scientists a deeper perspective on these very unusual features.

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    Here is a photo

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  4. Sep 15, 2015 #3

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  6. Mar 17, 2016 #5

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    Wait, what? Even if that is meant relative to the surrounding area (it is trivial in absolute terms...), how would telescopes on Earth see that? We barely see any non-daylight region, and we barely see any surface structures from Earth. Seeing the bright spots when there is no sunlight on them? I don't think that works.
    The rest might be true.
     
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