Using the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, detected the carbon-containing molecules in and around the Ernutet Crater. (Space.com) More
Key Building Block of Life Found Around Young Sun-Like Stars
The infant stars in this system have a similar mass to the sun, but are still in the early stages of formation. Researchers have ... [6 Most Likely Places for Alien Life in the Solar System]. Previously ... "This family of organic molecules is involved ...
Posted on 10 June 2017 | 6:38 am | Google News
Dawn Gets Right in Between the Sun and Ceres and Takes this Video
... spot on Ceres. These images were then stitched together by members of the mission team in order to create a short movie that showcases the view Dawn had of the planet. ... NASA movie made of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, from a position ...
NASA Dawn Spacecraft Discovers Weird Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres, Continues Observation on Asteroid Belt
Posted on 17 May 2017 | 3:08 pm | Google News
The Late Heavy Bombardment: A Violent Assault on Young Earth
If something stirred up the debris in the outer solar system — and models suggest that the early motions of Uranus and Neptune could have flung material inward — the ice-rich comets could have deposited water on Earth's surface, while the planet's ...
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 11:30 pm | Google News
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This is our best hope yet in the search for alien life
New York Post
Also in February, NASA's Dawn spacecraft found organic molecules on Ceres, a freezing cold, Texas-size dwarf planet that hangs out in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. While these molecules don't necessarily mean living organisms, they're ...
The Extrasolar Planet Encyclopaedia — Catalog Listing
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Posted on 19 April 2017 | 12:15 pm | Google News
Landslides on Ceres reflect hidden ice
The study's researchers were surprised at just how many landslides Ceres has in general. About 20 percent to 30 percent of craters greater than 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide have some type of landslide associated with them. Such widespread features ...
Posted on 17 April 2017 | 5:30 pm | Google News
Dawn spacecraft finds evidence of organic materials on Ceres
The discovery of organics on Ceres strengthens the connection between the dwarf planet, these meteorites, and their parent bodies. “This is the first clear detection of organic molecules from orbit on a main belt body,” said Maria Cristina De Sanctis ...
We may be closer to finding traces of alien life in the solar system
Posted on 19 February 2017 | 2:36 pm | Google News
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