A UFOlogist has offered an explanation of the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres detected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft currently approaching the planet.
According to Scott Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, the two bright spots are very likely electric white lights or massive reflectors on a pair of massive doors guarding the entrance into an underground alien UFO space station. The flashing bright lights probably act as beacons to guide alien UFO craft approaching the entrance to the underground facility.
According to Waring, a technological alien civilization is using the dwarf planet as a space station, possibly as an outpost service station.
"These are massive doors that open to allow ships in and out. Yes, I'm saying Ceres was turned into an alien space station... where they live inside... underground where it's safe.The intriguing suggestion comes soon after the mystery surrounding the first bright spot discovered on the dwarf planet by NASA's Dawn probe deepened on February 19, when the space probe sent to Earth an image taken at a distance of 29,000 miles (46,000 km). The image revealed a second but dimmer bright spot located in the same basin as the first.
"Its surface covered in dust that protects the station below from attacks, meteorites and radiation. Death star comes to mind?"
The Dawn space probe discovered the first mysterious white spot late last month as it approached the dwarf planet. The spot appeared as a flickering bright and white spot in a series of photos taken by Dawn on January 13.
At the time the first bright spot was discovered, Marc Rayman, mission director and chief engineer of the Dawn mission, told Space.com, "Yes, we can confirm that it is something on Ceres that reflects more sunlight, but what that is remains a mystery."
"We do not know what the white spot is, but it's certainly intriguing. In fact, it makes you want to send a spacecraft there to find out, and of course that is exactly what we are doing! So as Dawn brings Ceres into sharper focus, we will be able to see with exquisite detail what [the white spot] is."The nature of the bright spots continues to baffle scientists, and although NASA has not offered an explanation, some scientists have suggested they could be frozen pools of ice acting as reflective surfaces at the bottom of a crater. Other scientists have suggested the lights could be due to "volcanic-like" activity on the planet.
According to UCLA's Chris Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn mission, the bright spots could have "volcanic-like" origin.
But Waring disputes the suggestion, pointing out that the light is "not orange or red like a volcano."
"The light is white, like city lights, not orange or red like a volcano. That rules out volcano. The light is not one, but two. You will see the two glowing objects have different shapes. The largest is a white glowing square, the smaller is a triangle. Still think it's a volcano?"However, Discovery explains that "volcanic-like" cryovolcanoes "can form on cold bodies... such as the moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn or dwarf planets." The cryovolcanoes could eject "liquid water, methane or ammonia" that provide a reflective surface similar to the mysterious bright spots when frozen.
Scientists hope that the mystery would be solved as the Dawn space probe makes closer approach to Ceres. Dawn will be captured into Ceres' orbit on March 6.
The dwarf planet Ceres is similar to Jupiter's moon Europa. It is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is considered an interesting object because it is the largest body in the asteroid belt. Astronomers classify it as an asteroid as well as a dwarf planet, being 590 miles across (950 kim), about the size of Texas, according to Space.com.
Russell said, "Right now, all we can say is that the material reflects 40 per cent or more of the light falling on it. This limit is because of the resolution of the camera at this distance from Ceres. If the final answer is that it reflects all the light that falls on it, then the most probable reflector would be ice.'"
But if confirmation comes finally that the "bright spots" are electric white lights or reflectors set up to act as guiding beacons for alien UFO spacecraft, would NASA admit the truth?
Conspiracy theorists do their own research and make conclusions independent of NASA because they have no faith in the supposedly Illuminati-controlled government agencies.
[Images: NASA via the Daily Mail]