« They look at us. » That is the impression that we could have two bright spots side by side on Ceres appeared on the photo taken at 46,000 miles away, on 19 February. The dwarf planet in only had in previous vigils. The tweet says it is a « variable » stain.
« Puzzling ‘bright spot’ on dwarf planet #Ceres has dimmer companion. Détails: http://t.co/nqNnkChQRk@NASA_Dawnpic.twitter.com/CzB2xiXXN9
An « unexpected and mysterious » event
Chriss Russell, the charge of the Dawn mission, the spacecraft that took the photo, provided the following explanation: « The bright spot now has a companion of a lesser brightness, but apparently in the same crater. This may indicate a similar origin to volcanism, but it will be a better resolution before making such geological interpretations « >> Read:. A mysterious radio signal came from ailleursLe responsible for the shooting, Andreas Nathues adds that » the bright spot is too small for the camera, but despite its size, it is brighter than anything else on Ceres. This is really unexpected and it remains a mystery to us. « Dawn should take new pictures in March which may help to find answers to this.