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White spots on the Ceres are just alkaline compound

NASA Dawn mission recently revealed that the white spots on theĀ Ceres are not an ice, these are usualĀ alkaline compound, sodium carbonate. This was clarified when Dawn descended into the orbit of about 22 miles above the Ceres, so he got the opportunity to take HD photos of the surface.

In addition to sodium carbonate, complex organic substances were also found on the surface of this dwarf planet.