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Organic Molecules Likely Formed On Dwarf Planet Ceres | Video


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 More

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Posted on 21 May 2018 | 11:40 pm | Google News

Nature, formation, and distribution of carbonates on Ceres - Science Advances


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Nature, formation, and distribution of carbonates on Ceres
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The carbonate absorption in the Ceres spectrum is deeper than in so-far measured spectra of carbonaceous chondrites (CC), suggesting a larger abundance of carbonates on Ceres than in typical CC (7). Ceres' overall ... The band at 3.3 to 3.5 μm is not ...

Posted on 14 March 2018 | 1:01 pm | Google News

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth - Science Daily


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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth
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... also found evidence for the pair's past intermingling and likely parents. These include Ceres, a brown dwarf planet that is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and the asteroid Hebe, a major source of meteorites that fall on Earth. The study ...
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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 2:37 pm | Google News

Organic matter in extraterrestrial water-bearing salt crystals - Science Advances


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Organic matter in extraterrestrial water-bearing salt crystals
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The halite originated from hydrovolcanism on a C-type parent body (probably asteroid 1 Ceres). IOM and amino acids were produced by aqueous alteration in the presence of formaldehyde and ammonia (39). The halite formed as surficial evaporate deposits ...

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 1:57 pm | Google News

The most uplifting science stories of 2017 - Popular Science


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The most uplifting science stories of 2017
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... made 2017 a great year. Here are the ones that made us smile: ... They'll probably leave our planet better than they found it. ... A February study reported organic compounds on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter ...

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Posted on 25 December 2017 | 9:59 am | Google News

The Greatest Space Science Stories of 2017 - Space.com


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Don't wait. [Here Are the Most Amazing Photos and Videos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse] ... Once thought to be a solid chuck of ice orbiting the ringed planet, Enceladus is now considered one of the most potentially habitable environments in the solar ...

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