With the astronomy community doing a lot of research on what could be the mysterious bright spots on the asteroid Ceres, the researchers now claim it to be photons, which are nothing but the particles present in light in the form of waves. But the main question now: what is the cause of reflection of photons which brings the bright light to the notice, since one needs either a mirror or a bright metal to bring about reflection of the light particles.
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 satisfied at the moment after getting to finally look at the photos almost after a decade. The Dawn mission, sent into space in 2007, was made to investigate protoplanets in our system, particularly Ceres and Vesta, which are the two largest bodies 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 the lights are bewildering to some scientist, these still are not a sign of extraterrestrial presence. Many believe them to be just salt or ice 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.