Vote now: What are those bright spots on the surface of Ceres?Scientists and astronomers are still guessing about the bright spots of light found on the dwarf planet of Ceres. Join the crowd voting on what you think the spots might be -- ice, lava, lost cities, just camera artifacts...?
NASA's Dawn spacecraft began its approach of the dwarf planet of Ceres earlier this month and made a very strange discovery. Bright spots of light resembling patches of civilization have been observed on the surface of Ceres, which is the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter As the Dawn spacecraft gets closer, he bright spots are coming more into focus, revealing some clues as to what these shiny objects could be. Scientists and astronomers have a number of theories, and they're asking the public for help in an online survey at jpl.nasa.gov. What's the spot on World Ceres? Volcanoes, reflective rock, reflective ice, a massive geyser, salt deposits, or other. Other seems to be winning the popular vote right now with ice coming in a close second. For more information on the dwarf planet that is Ceres, keep a [UNKNOWN] tab open at all times in your browser for the latest updates. And follow Crave writer Eric Mack who has been covering the story from the beginning. You can find CNet's Crave blog at www.CRAVE. CNET.com. I'm Stephen Beacham.