Scientists have devised an explanation for the origin of a strange, striated mountain on the planet Dwarf Ceres, a 600-mile-wide body, which runs around the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The enormous peak, Akuna Mons, formed when a mash of salt, rocky mud from Deep Purple broke through the icy crust and froze, according to the journal published on June 10 in the journal Nature Geoscience
. The cerius is geologically active, with a crater-covered surface formed partly by eruptions of not molten rock – both on Earth and on liquid water. This so-called cryvulcanism was observed on several bodies in the solar system and was first observed on Triton from the moon of Neptune.
With the tip that extends from 4,000 to 5,000 meters above the surface, Akuna Mons is the Ceres. The highest mountain. It was discovered in 201
NASA says the "lonely mountain" is "like nothing humanity has ever seen before."
Studies have shown that Akuna Mons was probably formed by crypulcanic activity about 210 million years ago – relatively recently for a protoplanet that was formed about 4.5 billion years ago – but the new study gives a more complete picture of the process.
Neumann and the other members of an international team of researchers have explored the Ceres gravitational data from the Dawn spacecraft. The data reveal a large mass concentration under Aquuna Mons; scientists used computer modeling to show that the so-called mascone is connected to the periphery of the underground material, which is probably a source of solar fluid that forms the mountain.
"We were genuinely surprised that the data collected by the Dawn Mission allowed us to provide additional information about the Akuna Mons region," said Antonio Genova, a geophysicist at the University of Sapiensa, and the team of researchers
. the water of Ceresa suggests that it may be habitable, but Genova said that while Serres could be "investigated for the possibility of habitation," the new study did not give any evidence of the life of the dwarf planet
"I do not think, that people think there is life on "Said Erwan Mazaricko, an NASA spacecraft researcher at Greenbelt, Maryland, who did not participate in the new study, but he added," It's an interesting place to learn about the processes that can give birth to life. "