To reflect photons you need mirrors and bight metals. Somebody must do it or something perhaps. The explanation brings more mystery to the entire episode of Ceres planet. Is there some sort of cover up going on?
Few things are as mystifying and interesting as the unknown, so it’s only natural that scientists are keeping a close eye on Ceres’ bright spots, especially the stop when NASA is confirming that the bright spots are joining two other bright regions.
Scientists are probably feeling fulfilled after waiting nearly a decade to finally get these photos. The Dawn mission, which was sent into space in 2007, is meant to investigate the protoplanets—sort of planet embryos—in our system. The celestial bodies of particular interest to this mission were Ceres and Vesta, the two biggest things in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Dawn is also the first probe ever to actually look this close at a dwarf planet, giving us the first ever close up look at these bright spots at only a distance of 2,700 miles.
While these lights are managing and bewildering to some scientists, as the also make Ceres unique in the solar system, scientists don’t really believe these are signs of extraterrestrials. Many believe them to be just ice or salt reflecting light.
The Dawn spacecraft is set to get closer to the planet after June. At only 900 miles above the planet, scientist hope to take even more detailed photos of the protoplanet, letting us know even much more about it.