|What are those bright spots on the surface of Ceres? |
Oh, I know! Aliens! Or possibly Flash Gordon.
Ceres played a prominent role in Science Fiction story I read about a zillion years ago. The rebels (or the enemy faction, I can't recall exactly) had their headquarters on Ceres. They had surrounded the rock with a multitude of smaller rocks, which they had placed all in different orbits. The idea was only those who knew the plan would be able to negotiate a path through these hurtling asteroids to the surface. Kept the riff-raff away.