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Thread: First Hubble and Now Dawn Have Seen This White Spot on Ceres. What is it?

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    First Hubble and Now Dawn Have Seen This White Spot on Ceres. What is it?

    There’s a big white spot on Ceres and we don’t know what it is. We’ve known about the white spot since the Hubble Space Telescope first captured images of it in 2003 and 2004, and in subsequent images taken by Hubble, the spot remains visible. Now, in images released yesterday from the Dawn spacecraft, currently […]

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    Now that is pretty darn cool. The white spot appears almost perfectly circular in the video animation. We'll know by March 6th what it is, another mystery soon to be solved.

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