The dwarf planet Ceres may be capable of supporting life (page 3)

Data collected by the Dawn spacecraft during its analysis of the dwarf planet Ceres has revealed the presence of organic molecules on the 590 mile (950 km) object, meaning it could potentially host microbial life, according to research published this week in the journal Science. Ceres, which is the largest asteroid and one of five […] The post Dwarf planet Ceres contains the building blocks of life appeared first on Redorbit.

The dwarf planet Ceres may be capable of supporting life

Space Dawn spacecraft discovers organic materials on its surface This is the first time organic molecules have been definitively detected in the asteroid belt.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Popular Science

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Reuters

Scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

Dawn spacecraft data suggest organic materials are native to the dwarf planet.

Sun 19 Feb 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Scientists find naturally occurring organic compounds on Ceres

Brooks HaysFeb. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests organic compounds found on Ceres are naturally occurring, born of geochemical processes hiding beneath Ceres' surface.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from UPI

Mega asteroid Ceres the latest spot in space that may have life - CNET

New research shows the building blocks of life could be hiding on the dwarf planet. In fact, Ceres might be making organic compounds in-house.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from CNET Crave

Scientists Study Geology of Ceres to Understand Origin of Organics

NewsNASA's Dawn spacecraft recently detected organic-rich areas on Ceres. Scientists evaluated the geology of the regions to conclude that the organics are most likely native to the dwarf planet. Contributed ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Dawn discovers evidence for organic material on Ceres

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017 NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from SpaceDaily

SwRI scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 17, 2017 NASA's Dawn spacecraft recently detected organic-rich areas on Ceres. Scientists evaluated the geology of the regions to conclude that the organics are most ...

Sat 18 Feb 17 from SpaceDaily

Dwarf planet Ceres contains the building blocks of life

Data collected by the Dawn spacecraft during its analysis of the dwarf planet Ceres has revealed the presence of organic molecules on the 590 mile (950 km) object, meaning it could potentially ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from RedOrbit

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