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Recent Hydrothermal Activity May Explain Ceres' Brightest Area

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Ceres Occator Crater

The center of Ceres' mysterious Occator Crater is the brightest area on the dwarf planet.


The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study from scientists on NASA's Dawn mission.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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