NASA news: Bright spots discovered on dwarf planet Ceres - potential home for life?

CERES - the distant dwarf planet believed to be a barren rock floating around the asteroid belt - contains bodies of water, researchers have shockingly discovered.

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres which were first spotted by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have proven to be evidence of a subsurface ocean. Ceres, which has a diameter of 950km, is the largest object in the asteroid belt - a ring of space rocks situated between Mars and Jupiter - opening up a plethora of options on where to look for signs of life.

A team of researchers focused on the 20-million-year-old Occator crater on Ceres for their study.

Using infrared imaging from...
source: Express

2020-08-11 00:20
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