Are we observing Ceres or is the dwarf planet observing us?


The mysterious lights potted on the dwarf planet Ceres are getting more interesting by the day and are apparently of interest to more than just the Dawn spacecraft currently in orbit around it. New images of the lights show what appears to be a UFO circling the area and flying in the vicinity of the mysterious lights, which are, according to NASA just reflections of Ice particles.

Te mysterious “Alien” lights on the dwarf planet are getting more attention every day. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed  unprecedented details of the mysterious tiny planet which has strange lights on its surface.


New images have fueled great discussion among researchers and ufologists who cannot agree on what causes these mysterious lights. New images have shown that the previously thought two bright spots are actually composed of a series of smaller lights.

Researchers state that the lights on Ceres are caused by the reflection of sunlight due to a “highly reflective material on the surface of the dwarf planet”. According to Christopher Russell, team member of the mission, these reflective materials can be  ice or salt deposits left by salt water. Scientists rule out that the lights are emitted for the planet’s surface, but the mystery surrounding the bright spots is unlikely to be resolved before NASA’s Dawn spacecraft approaches the dwarf planet even closer, when the Dawn spacecraft will “drop” to an orbit of 4,345 kilometers from the surface of Ceres which will allow it to map the entire war planet with precision.

Adding to the mystery of the “lights on Ceres” is a unidentified flying object that has been captured on images while it flies in the vicinity of the bright spots.

The UFO can be seen in the latest series of images released by NASA earlier this month. They are showing what they first thought they were two lights on the surface of Ceres turning out to be lots and lots of lights. Although most of the reports refer to them as “lights”, NASA wants us to think of them as reflections of ice or something else naturally reflective.Ceres is the smallest of the dwarf planets in the solar system. It is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It was discovered on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi and is named in honor of the Roman goddess of agriculture, crops and fertility, Ceres.

Initially, Ceres was considered a comet, than a planet and was later believed to be  the largest asteroid discovered by man, until scholars named Ceres a “dwarf planet” in 2006. This dwarf planet contains about a third of the total mass of the asteroid belt, being the largest object in the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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