NASA has published new pictures of our inner solar system only dwarf planet, Ceres, taken by the space probe Dawn.
Although the planet consisting of rock and ice is small (approximately about 950 km in diameter), it is very enigmatic and mysterious, according to NASA.
The new images the US space agency believes will help them understand more about Ceres, although the new images also gave new mysteries.
Obviously, much interesting is happening on Ceres, which is named after the Roman goddess of fertility, agriculture and motherly love, and located halfway between Mars and Jupiter.
Ceres has even become a major contender to search for life on.
Now NASA writes that the closer they come to the surface of Ceres, the more exciting the dwarf planet becomes.
The new images can provide answers to the mystery of the many bright spots on the planet's surface, but they also revealed a pyramidal mountain.
The mountain rises about 4,800 meters above the surface, according to NASA scientists.
In early March NASA revealed that they had discovered two mysterious bright spots on Ceres.
The pictures were taken by the space probe Dawn, from a distance of 46,000 kilometers. In April, photos were taken from 22 000 kilometers away, but NASA did not get any closer to the answer to what the mysterious spots was.
Now new images were taken from a distance of 4400 kilometers and even more spots are discovered. But NASA has not yet solved the mystery.
- The bright spots are unique to Ceres, and is unlike anything else we've seen in our solar system. The research group is now trying to understand what is the source of the spots, says Chris Russell of the University of Florida, to RT. He is one of those with primary responsibility for the pictures from Dawn.
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