Ceres and the Bright Spots (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption The bright spots of Occator Crater shine from the surface of Ceres. Research led by The University of Texas at Austin is helping reveal how the spots formed from cryomagma. Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Usage Restrictions Include photo credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.