Posted by : Koshime Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Update ** July 21-25 2015
Scattered light, described as a haze or bugs smeared on a windscreen effect were described to emanate out of the reflected bright spots in Spot 5, that are not visible when out of direct communication in the Sun.
On a dwarf planet with an almost non existent magnetic field in vacuum..and an anomaloy that seems to contain a mini atmosphere..it suggests, containment within a bubble or dome?
"If you look at a glancing angle, you can see what seems to be haze, and it comes back in a regular pattern," Dawn principal investigator Christopher Russell, of UCLA, said during a presentation Tuesday (July 21) at the second annual NASA Exploration Science Forum
subsequently, it appears that Russell is cautioned, and a new statement is issued
“I was speaking from less than a handful of images, and the interpretation of the images is disputed by some team members. I would like the debate to go on internally before we make a pronouncement one way or the other. I of course have my personal opinion, but I am not always right.”
Interestingly, a new research article has just been released around the same time, with regards to a light amplification process that can resonate light 10 000 x more with a minuscule absorption
An advanced highly efficient solar cell such as that from UMW involving a optical nanoresonator could realize extreme concentration of light at subwavelength nanoscale dimensions
Ceres was discovered in 1801, a massive body the size of Texas travelling between Mars and Jupiter, and is the only dwarf planet (between the a Sun and Neptune). It is perfectly round in shape, suggesting formation early within the solar system with a low density.
Exploration of Ceres, can hold the key to water within the middle solar system compared to other icy bodies. Currently it is being surveyed by the DAWN spacecraft undergoing it's 3rd lower orbital survey, following a glitch* during descent to lower orbit (July 2015)
Ceres geology features include
- Haze at Occator Crater (not jet or plume)
- There are at least 5 bright spot locations
- Bright spots: some appear to be depressions rather than craters (seen below)
- Spot5: Mysterious complex of bright spots at Occator Crater
- Distribution of bright spots appeared not consistent with impact
- 3 mile high conical structure (within a relatively smooth surrounding
|Animation of 51 plates of Ceres|
|Additional view of Spot 5 complex of bright spots|
|Furrows leading up to the conical mound|
|RC3 view of the conical mound|
|Bright spot - appears to be a depression rather than a crater|
Dawn was launched in 2007 and will undergo 4 mapping orbits around ceres, and is powered by a ion engine