December 14, 2015

Carnival of Space 436 - Ceres white spots are salt deposits and Closeups of Pluto

Planetaria - Mystery solved? odd bright spots on Ceres explained as salt deposits



False color view of Occator crater on Ceres, showing the unusual bright spots. The image was taken by the framing camera on NASA’s Dawn spacecraft from a distance of about 4,400 kilometres (2,700 miles). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Planetaria - Stunning new images of Pluto’s surface are best yet from New Horizons mission

New high-resolution image of Pluto from New Horizons, showing jumbled blocks in the water-ice crust, which border the smooth nitrogen-ice plains. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI





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