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
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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 3:06 am | Google News
Ingredients for life in space rocks that fell to Earth
The study scientists analyzed the chemical makeup within tiny blue and purple salt crystals sampled from these meteorites. They said that the two meteorites are the first ever found to contain a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and ...
Posted on 26 January 2018 | 2:03 pm | Google News
Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth
... the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), 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 ...
Scientists uncover building blocks for life on ancient meteorites
Organic matter in extraterrestrial water-bearing salt crystals | Science Advances
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 2:37 pm | Google News
The Greatest Space Science Stories of 2017
In February, researchers announced that they had detected organic molecules on Ceres' surface. Organic molecules are necessary for the formation of life as we know it, although they do not indicate the presence of life. That discovery is particularly ...
Posted on 21 December 2017 | 2:25 pm | Google News
Did Ceres once have an ocean?
Ceres – orbiting between Mars and Jupiter – was classified as a planet when it was first discovered in 1801, until the 1850s when it became known as the largest of the little worlds in the asteroid belt. In 2006, astronomers re-classified it as a dwarf ...
Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres | NASA
The interior structure of Ceres as revealed by surface topography - ScienceDirect
Constraints on Ceres' Internal Structure and Evolution From Its Shape and Gravity Measured by ... - Wiley Online Library
Posted on 28 October 2017 | 5:20 am | Google News
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"Still a Puzzle" --Organics-Rich Region on Ceres Found to Be Native to the Dwarf Planet (VIDEO)
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
The discovery is reported in the journal Science. The organics discovery adds to Ceres' attributes associated with ingredients and conditions for life in the distant past. Previous studies have found hydrated minerals, carbonates, water ice, and ...
Posted on 19 October 2017 | 11:48 am | Google News
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