If you want to know more about the galaxy, you will need to know more about the planets, apart from just concentrating on Mars and a few more. If you are interested in knowing about Ceres, the dwarf planet, the Dawn Mission by NASA is here to help you. Yes, NASA’s Dawn Mission offers a closer look at the dwarf planet Ceres.
NASA has already revealed the closest-ever Ceres photos which shows more odd shapes. However, the Dawn spacecraft taking photos stayed at the low altitude not only throughout its mission, but indefinitely after that. So long as Dawn hangs around, there is a chance of getting better answers. They have recently found that the brightest area on the celestial body, a spot smack-dab in the center of the Occator Crater, has a dome inside a smooth-walled pit.
The white, vein-like growths inside the pit may indicate geologic activity in the recent past – according to the scientists. Dawn’s other images also show that Ceres does not have as many large impact craters as scientists thought, and that there is one particular crater called Haulani that is composed of different materials than the rest of the dwarf planet.
The Dawn Mission used its Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) to measure Ceres’ elemental composition. Indicating a big amount of hydrogen concentration the instrument detected fewer neutrons near its poles.
The spacecraft has been hanging around there for a long time. It seems like, there can be ice in Ceres – like that we have in the polar regions of the world.