The dwarf planet Ceres has a secret saltwater ocean

The dwarf planet Ceres is shown in false color, with the Occator crater visible.Image: NASA/JPL-CalTech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA. A team of scientists has attributed the existence of mysterious bright spots on Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, to a gigantic reservoir of salt water beneath the dwarf planet’s crust. Subsurface oceans are the kinds of things … Read more

Unique water and minerals discovered on dwarf planet Ceres

The team also discovered a mineral that is only found in sea ice on Earth and has never been found on any other world until now. “These minerals are essential for the origin of life,” says Maria Cristina De Sanctis of the Italian-based Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica. The team examined photos of Ceres’ surface. The … Read more

Astronomy – The dwarf planet Ceres could be “an oceanic world”

A series of studies comes to accredit the thesis according to which Ceres shelters water under its surface. The material found on this planet is extremely important in terms of astrobiology because it is “essential for the emergence of life”. Posted today at 11:41 am One of the famous mysteries of Ceres is the presence … Read more

The dwarf planet Ceres could be “an ocean world”

Paris.- The dwarf planet Ceres, which remains a mystery to scientists, could be an “ocean world” under the surface, according to a series of studies published Monday. Since its discovery in 1801, Ceres has been considered successively as a planet, then an asteroid, and now a dwarf planet. But regardless of its name, it has … Read more

Dwarf planet Ceres could be “oceanic world”, studies show

AFP, published on Monday 10 August 2020 at 19:36 The dwarf planet Ceres, whose mysteries scientists are struggling to unravel, could be “an oceanic world” where liquid water flows beneath its surface, according to a series of studies published Monday. Since its discovery in 1801, Ceres has been considered a planet in its own right, … Read more