NASA Unable to explain the pyramid like structure spotted on Ceres have now sent the spacecraft Dawn in for a closer look.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has moved in for a closer look at the dwarf planet Ceres. Since descending to an altitude of 900 miles in mid-August, its view has gotten three times sharper. That has allowed scientists to zoom in on a 4-mile-high mountain in Ceres’ southern hemisphere.
The cone-shaped peak, which is about as tall as Mt. McKinley (the tallest mountain in North America), has shiny sides that are composed of some kind of reflective material, possibly ice or maybe even steel.
The unexplained mountain pops out of a pretty flat region, and scientists aren’t sure how it got there. Recent ideas include the thinking that the pyramid could be artificial!
NASA are worried!
In an unexpected turn of events, NASA has now decided the pyramid needs further investigation. Dawn will descended to an altitude of 230 miles in December so the space boffins can get a closer look!