NASA Makes Another Attempt To Comprehend Mysterious White Spots On Ceres
It’s been a couple of months when, for the first time, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft took a close-up glimpse of dwarf planet Ceres; but the astronomers haven’t yet been able to resolve the mystery of those white bright spots on the dwarf planet.
Now the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to employ a very unique approach to figure out the reality of the enigmatic spots. That is to build a website to conduct a public poll which will decide the nature of bright spots.
“Can you guess what’s creating those unusual bright spots on Ceres?” displays on Dawn Mission site.
“On March 6, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft began orbiting Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even before the spacecraft arrived at the dwarf planet, images revealed mysterious bright spots that captivated scientists and observers alike. Until Dawn gets a closer look over the next few months, it’s anyone’s guess what those spots could be.”
The initiative is not just entertaining and engaging one but it can also pave the way for astronomers’ comprehension of the phenomenon of enigmatic blobs. Until this time, scientists at NASA have been dumbfounded, so to speak.
Some planetary scientists have suspected the spots as sort of cryovolcanic feature while others reflect that these can be salt reserves or reflective minerals.
Have some serious intuitions about the bright spots? Participate in NASA voting and share with us in the comments below.