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Message 1706230 - Posted: 29 Jul 2015, 10:59:39 UTC

Spacecraft Dawn is orbiting dwarf planet Ceres.

Ceres was initially classified as a planet and later classified as an asteroid. In recognition of its planet-like qualities, Ceres was designated a dwarf planet in 2006 along with Pluto and Eris.

http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/ceres.html

So it goes, and I see no reason to be upset because of such.

But now there are those bright spots there, too:

Until Dawn gets a closer look over the next few months, it's anyone's guess what those spots could be. So, go ahead! Cast your vote below.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dawn/world_ceres/

I voted for "other". If it would have been possible to particularise, I would have said "Tralfamadorean campfires".
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Message 1706234 - Posted: 29 Jul 2015, 11:13:05 UTC

So, 39% other. In other words nobody knows, and it may well be that nobody will.

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