NASA has detected a mysterious haze that is hovering over Ceres’ bright spots that can only be seen during certain times of the day.
According to NASA, the phenomenon suggests these alien spots could be providing some atmosphere to this area of the dwarf planet.
The haze has so far been seen above a crater named Occator, which hosts the brightest spots, collectively as Spot 5.
It covers about half of the crater and stops at the rim, according to a report in Nature.
Chris Russell, the mission’s principal investigator, described the haze during a meeting at Nasa’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, earlier this week.