The NASA space probe Dawn was able to get near the dwarf planet Ceres images of bright white spots on its surface.
Dawn continues a 16-month study of Ceres, which is the largest planet in the asteroid belt. The first pictures taken are already being processed by scientists to obtain information about unsolved spots on Ceres. Pictures taken by the probe from a distance of 4, 500 miles from Ceres show that the spots are a reflection of sunlight from the reflective material. Ice possesses such properties.
Dawn approached Ceres on March 6th and entered its orbit. The planet takes place in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists suggest that under the surface of the planet is a frozen ocean. Last year, the European telescope Herschel recorded a pair of water particles around Ceres. Dawn is trying to find the root cause of this discovery.