The Lone Icy Volcano of Ceres

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Ahuna is the lone true mountain on Ceres, and it’s far and away the tallest: It towers an amazing four kilometers over the surface, and is 18 km across at its base. Nothing else on Ceres even comes close to it.

But Ceres doesn’t have tectonics like Earth does. So what could possibly create such a huge feature?

Ice. And lots of it. …

bad_astronomy 2016/10/20 ahuna

Mount Ahuna on Ceres

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