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NASA reveals new image of Dwarf Planet 'like nothing that Humanity has ever seen before'

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posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:25 PM
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The dwarf planet is Ceres and the thing like nothing humanity has ever seen before is a mountain , not just any mountain but the largest mountain in our Solar System (or rather the largest on a dwarf planet) with a height of more than 13,000 feet , the question puzzling scientists is how was the mountain , Ahuna Mons , formed.


What created this unusual mountain?
There is a new theory. Ahuna Mons is the largest mountain on the largest known asteroid in our Solar System, Ceres, which orbits our Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Ahuna Mons, though, is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before. For one thing, its slopes are garnished not with old craters but young vertical streaks. The new hypothesis, based on numerous gravity measurements, holds that a bubble of mud rose from deep within the dwarf planet and pushed through the icy surface at a weak point rich in reflective salt -- and then froze. The bright streaks are thought to be similar to other recently surfaced material such as visible in Ceres' famous bright spots.

The featured double-height digital image was constructed from surface maps taken of Ceres in 2016 by the robotic Dawn mission. Successfully completing its mission in 2018, Dawn continues to orbit Ceres even though it has exhausted the fuel needed to keep its antennas pointed toward Earth.
apod.nasa.gov...


Imaged by Humans , Terraformed by Aliens ... maybe.


edit on 19-6-2019 by gortex because: correction




posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:27 PM
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the question puzzling scientists is how was the mountain , Ahuna Mons , formed.

Mining



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's one serious spoil heap , hope they found what they were looking for.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's one serious spoil heap , hope they found what they were looking for.

Yeah just think is we had that kind of equipment! Maybe they left some behind


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posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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My personal theory is that this is where all the single socks missing from washing machines and sock drawers on Earth accumulate.

This might also hold the clue to Zero Point (or zero socks) Energy!

The future is bright, and many colored!



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's one serious spoil heap , hope they found what they were looking for.

Yeah just think is we had that kind of equipment! Maybe they left some behind





posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:53 PM
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"Bubble of mud" or....swamp gas!



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 12:58 PM
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That's a whole lot of mons.
Pudendum Rex.
I want to plant a flag at the summit.
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posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:10 PM
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not just any mountain but the largest mountain in our Solar System with a height of more than 13,000 feet


Are you sure that's right? Mount Everest is 29,000 feet.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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Is Olympus Mons on Mars not the biggest in the solar system with a height of 13.6 mi or 72,000 ft?
edit on 19-6-2019 by Moohide because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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Numbers are hard , I misunderstood the article.




posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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I would love to do a bit of space scree running down that beauty.




posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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Interesting,

Both summit and surface level are cratered while the slopes are smooth, however, the whole caboodle is said to be frozen??



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:22 PM
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its the largest mountain on the largest asteroid in our solar system, not the largest mountain in our solar system.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: beetee
My personal theory is that this is where all the single socks missing from washing machines and sock drawers on Earth accumulate.


And disposable writing pens.


edit on 6/19/2019 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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Seems pretty obvious that the mountain was a slow impact on Ceres, bounced and flipped over with a soft pirouette and landed where it is now. It is practically identical in size and shape to the crater right next to it.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
Seems pretty obvious that the mountain was a slow impact on Ceres, bounced and flipped over with a soft pirouette and landed where it is now. It is practically identical in size and shape to the crater right next to it.



I wonder how deep you need to bury a base to make it snug in that part of the solar system.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 05:19 PM
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“Sigh”. I’ll go check it out.
I mean I have made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs before.



posted on Jun, 19 2019 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: TexasTruth
“Sigh”. I’ll go check it out.
I mean I have made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs before.


Impossible!!!!! Unless... uncle Han?



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