NASA publishes an image of a dwarf planet

NASA publishes an image of a dwarf planet


NASA unveiled a new image of the largest mountain on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt that orbits between Mars and Jupiter, discovered in 1801, RT said.

Besides being a dwarf planet, Ceres is also the most giant asteroid known in the Solar System: with a diameter of about 940 kilometers, it is considered a remnant of the times of planetary formation in this system.

In a new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the scientists explained their new theory about the formation of the mountain, whose height reaches almost 4,000 meters.

“The new hypothesis, based on numerous measurements of gravity, argues that a bubble of mud emerged from the depths of the dwarf planet and crossed the icy surface in a weak point, rich in reflective salt and then froze,” NASA said.