The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have A Huge Ocean That Could Support Life

The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have A Huge Ocean That Could Support Life
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Is there life out there? You can add dwarf planet Ceres to the list of planets and moons in our own solar system backyard that might be harboring some. Scientists have detected ice on the planet’s surface, which could mean Ceres is hiding an ocean below its frozen crust. Where There’s Water, There Might Be Life When NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was first approaching Ceres, a rocky planet that sits in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, it saw plumes of water vapor rising from the surface. “If we have water in liquid form, could we have life?” planetary scientist Timothy Titus told Scientific American. “It’s one of the more exciting things with these plumes, that they could be a potential exobiology …

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