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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NASA discovered the shining 'pyramid' at the Ceres asteroid

The pyramid was not only found on Earth alone. Recent research by NASA, a giant pyramid found in an asteroid. And interestingly, the pyramid was shining.

The glowing pyramid was seen from the photographs submitted by the NASA spaceprobe, "Dawn". From the pictures, the pyramid is a mountain with a peak similar to the pyramids in Egypt. And the predicted height of about 5 kilometers more, or equal to the height of Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.
Nasa scientists in California revealed images from the Dawn spacecraft. One shows a mountain the size of Mont Blanc in a relatively flat area, circled in this image. The formation and origin of the mountain remains a mystery. And images of the bizarre bright spots on the surface were also shown. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1NfKJm4)

Why the pyramid could shine?
As reported by the Daily Mail, on June 22, 2015, although it still required additional data to uncover the origin of the light, NASA assured that the light reflected by rays of the sun. The reflected light successfully because the mountain was covered in a layer of ice and salt. As a result, the mountain looks brighter than other parts of Ceres.
The mountain (seen here in another recent image) is peculiar, as there are a few other features like it in the surrounding region - or even the rest of the dwarf planet. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1NfKJm4)
"For the moment, it is unclear what causes the strong light reflection. However, I am sure when the remnants of ice and salt layer that reflects light," said Dr. Marc Rayman, a principal engineer of the Dawn spaceprobe project.
Dawn, a NASA's spaceprobe in an artist illustration. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AcjFfG)
Ceres is an asteroid with a diameter of 950 kilometers. The asteroid discovered in 1801 is often called a dwarf planet. Ceres now revolves around the sun in the asteroit belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter. NASA scientists decided to investigate Ceres using the Dawn spaceprobe in 2012 ago. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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