254 – Occator Mandala


Even in space you can find mandalas! On dwarf planet, Ceres, NASA discovered these bright spots in the Occator Crater that has them quite intrigued. Truth be told, I think we’re all easily captivated by bright, shiny things…n’est-ce pas?

From the post about this image, NASA.gov states:

The bright spots are much brighter than the rest of Ceres’ surface, and tend to appear overexposed in most images. This view is a composite of two images of Occator: one using a short exposure that captures the detail in the bright spots, and one where the background surface is captured at normal exposure.

On the NASA/JPL youtube site, they posted this Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain video. Awesome stuff…

On the JPL/NASA site, you can cast your vote as to what we think the bright spots are. I’m going to choose “Other?” I think it’s a giant disco ball in space covered with all kinds of space debris…now the debris is starting to fall away, slowly revealing its sparkly, shiny self. IMHO. 🙂

Happy Coloring!

If you would like your mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read how on the Participate page. It’s easy!  Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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