NASA CaptionThere are more to the space between Jupiter and Mars. Not only an huge asteroid belt, but also other important but almost forgotten floating things. Ceres is its name and it is a dwarf planet.

Dwarf planets

You could say that a dwarf planet is something between a Moon and a Planet. They are sort of in the sizes of moons or less, but they go around the sun instead of going around a planet. What they do contain is still a mystery though, but this is what Wikipedia describes it:

A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite. That is, it is in direct orbit of the Sun, and is massive enough for its shape to be in hydrostatic equilibrium under its own gravity, but has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. -Wikipedia

In these times, Ceres and now also Pluto is seen as dwarf planets. However, Ceres which sits in the middle of the asteroids belt between Jupiter and Mars is one of the most interesting planets as it does have a mystical light.

Ceres the dwarf planetMysterious Light on one Spot

What is this white spot on Ceres which is so light that it is actually glowing? No one knows. Maybe this is lava or a volcano spitting out lava? There are some predictions that the surface also got an ocean. Or maybe this spot is showing life in space? Maybe the asteroid belt is protecting Ceres from massive asteroid destruction’s? Maybe this gives water or life a chance to evolve? Or is this light showing of where some humans have escaped from earth?

Whatever this light is,.. Ceres is more interesting just because of this light. At least NASA says to that they don’t know what it is or where it comes from. Interesting question is if this light have been there all the time, or that a asteroid have fallen on the surface creating fire? But fire requires oxygen. Hmm.. Interesting indeed.

Many theories about the mystical Light

What do you think it is? At least we know that Ceres is very round dwarf-planet, but the size is really small. Ceres is smaller than Earth and our Moon. The size of it is in fact at the same size of Texas in USA:

Ceres isn’t larger than the state of Texas in the US, but may have had a large ocean and potential home to extraterrestrial organisms. NASA even describing it as a planet starting to live.

Distrita will follow this dwarf planet and what NASA will find about it in the future.