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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

 
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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres
It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

snip...

5. Ice volcanoes. This explanation kicks off the second, more out-there half of our list. Cryovolcanoes, or volcanoes that spew water or ice rather than lava, are believed to exist in the colder reaches of the solar system, and it would make sense to see them on Ceres given what's suspected about its water and ice content. However, the observations of the area around the bright spot give no indication that there are raised sections consistent with a volcano or piles of whatever type of debris it might fling about.

6. Aliens' solar concentrators. In a 2008 TED talk, physicist and futurist Freeman Dyson suggested that the dwarf planets of the outer solar system, near Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, would be a good place to look for life. Dyson thought that although finding it might be unlikely, it might not be that hard to search if we simply looked for the reflection of the mirrors and lenses that any life forms would surely need to concentrate sunlight to survive on places like Europa and beyond. It sounds far out, but could it be that we've just found some ancient, abandoned solar concentrators even closer to home than Dyson imagined?

7. Genetically engineered colonists from another civilization. In the same talk, Dyson also suggested that if we don't find life forms hanging out in the cold reaches of the outer solar system, we should genetically engineer our own life forms to go check it out. Obviously, we haven't reached that point yet, and we tend to favor sending robots rather than clones of ourselves with frost and radiation resistance, but what if another distant civilization beat us to the punch and has sent mutant, genetically enhanced images of themselves to start poking around in our asteroid belt?

8. It's a spacecraft.
Finally, as many of you devoted CNET readers have suggested, the bright spots on Ceres seem to resemble headlights.


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I'm not saying it's aliens...



But it's aliens.
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Re: 8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres
9. Swamp gas
10. birds
11. The planet Venus
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With no lights........
Hmmmm
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With no lights........
Hmmmm
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Watch again. They show the lights at around the one minute mark.

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With no lights........
Hmmmm
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Watch again. They show the lights at around the one minute mark.
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Swamp Gas
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I'm thinking a planet with headlights. Maybe its competing in a Solar Baja 1000 event.
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are u people seriously believing that's ICE? Come on, it's clearly an artificial light of some sort, and the second "light" is just its reflection.

"ICE." LoL
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No matter what it turns out to be...it must be spectacular!!!!!!!!

I hope this is the start of some kind of open information!

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Where do we get the lastest News on what it is?
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Re: 8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres
It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

snip...

5. Ice volcanoes. This explanation kicks off the second, more out-there half of our list. Cryovolcanoes, or volcanoes that spew water or ice rather than lava, are believed to exist in the colder reaches of the solar system, and it would make sense to see them on Ceres given what's suspected about its water and ice content. However, the observations of the area around the bright spot give no indication that there are raised sections consistent with a volcano or piles of whatever type of debris it might fling about.

6. Aliens' solar concentrators. In a 2008 TED talk, physicist and futurist Freeman Dyson suggested that the dwarf planets of the outer solar system, near Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, would be a good place to look for life. Dyson thought that although finding it might be unlikely, it might not be that hard to search if we simply looked for the reflection of the mirrors and lenses that any life forms would surely need to concentrate sunlight to survive on places like Europa and beyond. It sounds far out, but could it be that we've just found some ancient, abandoned solar concentrators even closer to home than Dyson imagined?

7. Genetically engineered colonists from another civilization. In the same talk, Dyson also suggested that if we don't find life forms hanging out in the cold reaches of the outer solar system, we should genetically engineer our own life forms to go check it out. Obviously, we haven't reached that point yet, and we tend to favor sending robots rather than clones of ourselves with frost and radiation resistance, but what if another distant civilization beat us to the punch and has sent mutant, genetically enhanced images of themselves to start poking around in our asteroid belt?

8. It's a spacecraft.
Finally, as many of you devoted CNET readers have suggested, the bright spots on Ceres seem to resemble headlights.


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Not an ice volcano, but a regular volcano. Like the ones on the moon, Mercury, etc.
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It looks like an alien space base.
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...it's full of stars!
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Where do we get the latest News on what it is?
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Well, if you want the official version, try here....
[link to dawn.jpl.nasa.gov]
[link to earthsky.org]
[link to www.nasa.gov]

OR, just come to GLP. I'm sure the good folks here will be keeping us informed.
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9.) A drive in movie theater, playing Star Wars reruns !


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The GLP effect has now essentially made reality none of these 8 options

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No matter what it turns out to be...it must be spectacular!!!!!!!!

I hope this is the start of some kind of open information!

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Don't bet on it.
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We need the remote viewer on GLP to focus in on it and report back to us. :)
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:humanz:
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yeah its ICE lmao

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totally!
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We need the remote viewer on GLP to focus in on it and report back to us. :)
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It was done,

It's a Pyramid and a Sphinx to its East.

The photo is fair enough to clean up the distortion
and see for yourselves. Try it...


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9. Ceresian social media diva capturing flash photo selfies with NASA's probe.

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I'm sure whatever it is, we'll never hear or see the truth behind it
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Chemtrails.





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