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originally posted by: Thorneblood
a reply to: highfromphoenix
For the same reason Cheech and Chong hid under a fake pool, the blobs are where they are growing that intergalactic chronic.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
Still with your prefered pixelated version... The unknown black spot is still there.. even if you view the whole picture without zoom, the unknown entity by that pool stands out very clear to its surroundings
The "pool" is over-exposed pixels (pixels that are too bright for the camera's image sensors to show properly). Therefore, we really can't see the true shape of the reflective material that is causing those pixels to be overexposed. Obviously something reflective is there, but we can't yet see the true extent or the true brightness of what is there.
As for the darker blob -- it is simply a dark blob of something (e.g., it could be darker soil material, or a shadow of a ridge, or a giant statue, etc.). There are other blobs of equal darkness in that image (and all over Ceres, for that matter), so I'm not sure why you are concentrating only on that one spot.