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originally posted by: Farlander
I'm right there with you about not knowing how to attach a photo.
But if I did, I'd put up that Giorgio Tsokolous meme that says:
I'm not saying it was aliens,
BUT IT WAS ALIENS.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
originally posted by: w810i
I'm guessing right about the time it slips into orbit some sort of "Major" news will break here on earth that will shift focus away from this until it slips all the way out of the mainstream media.
Or sometime after Dawn reaches orbit and investigates the bright spot, science will discover the natural reasons behind the bright spots (exposed ice or whatever), and provide scientifically interesting explanations that some people would find boring because it doesn't involve aliens.
originally posted by: crunchtyme
Or maybe, Just maybe we've pissed off hostile Beings on that planet, and they've fired a plasma cannon at us which will not reach us until 2024
originally posted by: openminded2011
I always wondered if at some point in our explorations of the solar system we might find some long abandoned extraterrestrial outpost. This is most probably just a couple of bright impact craters. But one can always hope....
The low ice viscosity resulting from the relative
warmth of Ceres’ surface may have led to geologically rapid relaxation of impact craters and
other topographic features, especially near Ceres’ equator, where temperatures are highest
(Ceres’ obliquity is very low). Similar to Europa, Ceres may be undergoing resurfacing possibly
in the form of cryovolcanism or venting of water vapor (Li et al. 2006). The slow freezing of an
internal ocean, as Ceres’ radiogenic heat wanes, in particular should lead to extensional stresses
at the planet’s surface, which would be conducive to such eruptions or venting.