Have you ever heard of an ice volcano?
Well, there is one on Ceres!
And where is Ceres, you ask?
Well, it’s a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The photos, above and below were taken by the Dawn spacecraft, which was launched in 2007. In September 2016, NASA JPL and NASA Goddard scientists released findings that on Ceres there is a “volcanic dome unlike any seen elsewhere in the solar system. “The large] mountain is likely volcanic in nature. Specifically, it would be a cryovolcano — a volcano that erupts a liquid made of volatiles such as water, instead of silicates.”
You can read all about this amazing discovery here.
Stay happy and healthy, my furiends … and keep one eye on the sky,
Mr. M =^.^=