NASA unveiled a new image of the dwarf planet Ceres, which is "unlike anything humanity has ever seen before."
Ceres is not only a dwarf planet, but also the largest known asteroid with a diameter of nearly 600 miles. It also contains the largest mountain in the solar system outside the earth, Ahuna Mons, which rises over 13,000 feet. It is unclear what exactly caused the emergence of Ahuna Mons, whose slopes are decorated with vertical stripes, but the space agency has a new theory.
"The new hypothesis, based on numerous measurements of gravity, suggests that a mud bubble rose from the ground deep in the dwarf planet and at a weak point rich in reflective salt, pushed through the icy surface ̵
MYSTERIOUS BIG MASS DISCOVERED BY MOONWILD SCIENTISTS: "WHATEVER IT IS WHERE IT COMES." Region is the interior of Ceres not fixed and rigid, but movable and at least partially fluid, "said Wladimir Neumann from the DLR Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin-Adlershof and the University of Münster in a statement." This & # 39; bubble & # 39 ;, which formed in the mantle of Ceres under Ahuna Mons, is a mixture of salt water and rock constituents. "
The study was published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and was first discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801. A spacecraft, NASA wrote in a separate description of Ceres.
The visualization was based on data Dawn, who is still orbiting Ceres, but runs out of fuel and is practically dead.
In 2017, Dawn found the building blocks For living on the dwarf planet, to discover organic molecules that seemed to form on Ceres rather than an asteroid or comet blow.
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