Ceres Gets Weirder – Take a look at the new Ceres close-up photos released by NASA!

Get up close with Ceres' weird 'Pyramid' and bright spots in new NASA photos. The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows.

The intriguing brightest spots on Ceres lie in a crater named Occator, which is about 60 miles (90 kilometers) across and 2 miles (4 kilometers) deep.

Among the highest features seen on Ceres so far is a mountain about 4 miles (6 kilometers) high, which is roughly the elevation of Mount McKinley in Alaska's Denali National Park. It's unusual that it's not associated with a crater. Why is it sitting in the middle of nowhere?

Ceres is the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will resume its observations of Ceres in mid-August from an altitude of 900 miles (less than 1,500 kilometers), or three times closer to Ceres than its previous orbit.

If you take a closer look at the crater Occator, it looks like the crater is closed with an artificial made natural looking roof structure.

It is possible that the bright spots from the crater coming through the roof?

Are these lights major city lights?

And if so, who is living inside the crater?

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  1. Of course NASA washed out the images. Nevertheless look at the first image and go to the extreme lower left increase the magnification to 400+, you can see the buildings.


  2. Sorry meant second image



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