The mystery of the "bright spots" on the dwarf planet Ceres has deepened with the announcement by baffled astronomers that they have observed the famous spots blinking at intervals of approximately nine hours.
UFO hunters have declared the latest observation definitive proof of the suggestion that Ceres' "bright spots" are artificial beacons sending out coded signals to guide alien UFO spaceships coming in to land at a UFO base on the dwarf planet, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Astronomers using the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile have reported detecting unexpected fluctuations in the brightness of the mysterious spots -- known as faculae -- located in an 80-kilometer crater called the Occator.
The observed variations in brightness were in addition to expected variations due to the Doppler Effect caused by Ceres' nine-hour rotational period, the scientists explained.
Study co-author Antonio Lanza, with the INAF-Catania Astrophysical Observatory, described the latest observation as "a surprise.""We did find the expected changes to the spectrum from the rotation of Ceres, but with considerable other variations from night to night," he said.
Reacting to the latest news from scientific investigators, the notorious UFO blogger Scott Waring has declared that the only logical explanation of the bright spots is that they are an artificial light house or beacon sending signals across our solar system.
"[The bright spots on Ceres are] like a light house signal but instead of across the ocean, [the spots are sending signals] across the solar system," the UFO blogger writes.
He speculates about the purpose of the signals. Could they be greetings from friendly aliens or warning signals?
"It's a signal, but is it an early warning signal, a greeting, a radar tower or what? We may never know in our lifetime, but I am sure it's there for a purpose. Maybe we should signal back," he adds.
Waring had suggested the lights could be electric lights or massive reflectors on a pair of massive doors leading to an underground space station or a UFO service station. He suggested the lights were mounted on the doors to guide alien UFO spacecraft approaching concealed entrances to underground UFO bases.
"These are massive doors that open to allow ships in and out," he wrote. "Yes, I'm saying Ceres was turned into an alien space station... where they live inside... underground where it's safe."
He added, "[The surface of Ceres] covered in dust protects the station below from attacks, meteorites and radiation. Death star comes to mind?"The mysterious bright spots on Ceres were first spotted in photos of the surface of the dwarf planet snapped by NASA's Dawn probe in January 2015. The nature of the spots continued to baffle scientists even after the space probe approaching the dwarf planet sent back new images snapped at a closer range on February 19, 2015. The mystery persisted after updated images were sent when the Dawn spacecraft went into orbit around the dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.
In April 2015, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invited members of the public to debate the nature of the spots. Science buffs suggested the spots could be caused by pools of ice at the bottom of the Occator crater acting as reflective surfaces. Others suggested the bright spots were due to "volcanic-like" activity on Ceres.
After scientists suggested in December 2015, that the bright spots could be due to a form of brine containing magnesium sulfate hexahydrate (MgSO4.6H20), alien hunters insisted it does not contradict the alien argument because technological aliens could use any convenient materials to create a beacon.
But now with the statement by astronomers that they have detected an unexpected and surprising pattern of "blinking" of the lights, alien and UFO hunters have doubled down on the claim that there are technological aliens on Ceres sending out signals across our solar system.But scientists believe they have a better explanation. According to researchers, the variations in brightness could be an indication of activity below the surface of the dwarf planet that involves churning out plumes of material that reflect light when the dwarf planet faces the Sun. But when the plumes evaporate the brightness decreases. The process repeats when the planet rotates once again to face the sun.
However, scientists admit they need more observation and data to confirm the hypothesis.
Meanwhile, alien hunters debate the identity of the aliens species on Ceres: Grey aliens? Pleiadian Nordic aliens? Tall Whites? Reptilians? Altairians? Anakim...?
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