HA! Not ice. I knew it! I knew it wasn’t ice based on the spots remaining bright no matter the angle of the picture or the elevation of the Sun! People trying to tell me ice behaves like that too… >:p
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
June 29, 2016
“This just in: The bright material in the center of a crater on dwarf planet #Ceres is… sodium carbonate, a kind of salt, the highest concentration ever seen outside Earth.
The upwelling of this material suggests that temperatures inside Ceres are warmer than previously believed. It also suggests that liquid water may have existed beneath the surface of Ceres in recent geological time. Details on NASA Dawn Mission observation: http://go.nasa.gov/292WI84“