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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 10 June 2017 | 6:38 am | Google News

Dawn Gets Right in Between the Sun and Ceres and Takes this Video - Universe Today


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This is our best hope yet in the search for alien life - New York Post


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Posted on 19 April 2017 | 12:15 pm | Google News

Landslides on Ceres reflect hidden ice - Science Daily


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Posted on 17 April 2017 | 5:30 pm | Google News

Dawn spacecraft finds evidence of organic materials on Ceres - SpaceFlight Insider


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