Ceres Has Lots of Bright Spots

A rayed crater on Ceres with a great deal of fresh material (ice?) exposed by impact. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Fresh material is exposed in a rayed crater on Ceres. Taken on June 6 from 2,700 miles (4,400 km), it has a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Those bright mystery spots aren’t the only ones on Ceres. Recent photos posted on JPL’s Photojournal site feature a spectacular rayed crater resembling the familiar lunar craters Kepler and Copernicus.
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