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Ceres 11JuneWe have a better view than ever of these already famous white spots in a crater on the dwarf planet Ceres. The leading suggestions are ice or salt (you can still vote, see our previous Latest News blogs).
“With closer views from the new orbit and multiple view angles, we soon will be better able to determine the nature of this enigmatic phenomenon," said Chris Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn mission based at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Dawn spacecraft is orbiting at an altitude of 4,400 km above Ceres’ surface and more features are being unveiled such as flows, landslides and collapsed structures. It is already quite clear that Ceres is unique in the Solar system in several ways.
See full report here.