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Planetary science: Ceres has complex chemistry

Nature News - Wed 22 Feb 17

Nature 542 395 doi: 10.1038/542395a

Building blocks of life found on Ceres

Physics World - Fri 17 Feb 17

Organic compounds may have formed on dwarf planet

Ceres has the 'building blocks of life', potentially indicating that microbial aliens developed on dwarf planet

The Independent - Fri 17 Feb 17

'This opens the possibility that primitive life could have developed on Ceres itself,' said one of the researchers

Organic molecules found on Ceres suggest life-friendly conditions

Gizmag - Thu 16 Feb 17

Organic molecules have been spotted on the dwarf planet Ceres. The discovery was made by the Dawn mission, which has previously found evidence of water ice at the planet's poles and ...

Organic matter discovered on dwarf planet Ceres hints at potential for life

ABC Science - Thu 16 Feb 17

DAWN DISCOVERY: Simple organic molecules have been detected on the dwarf planet Ceres, adding to evidence it contains key ingredients essential for life.

Ceres hosts ingredients for life – including organic compounds

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 16 Feb 17

The largest body in the asteroid belt has very complex chemistry.

[Perspective] Dwarf planet Ceres and the ingredients of life

Science Now - Thu 16 Feb 17

A fundamental question in the evolution of the early Earth is the origin of the oceans and of some of the organic molecules that were required for the formation of life. Earth formed in the ...

Ceres harbors homegrown organic compounds

ScienceNews - Thu 16 Feb 17

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic matter — the building blocks of life — on the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study suggests.

Dwarf planet Ceres hosts home-grown organic material

Newscientist - Thu 16 Feb 17

The first evidence of organic material on Ceres opens the door to the possibility that other asteroids harbour precursors to primitive life

Scientists study geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

Phys.org - Thu 16 Feb 17

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 likely native to the dwarf planet. ...

Scientists Study Geology of Ceres to Understand Origin of Organics, Laboratory Equipment - Thu 16 Feb 17
Geology of Ceres illuminates origin of organics, ScienceDaily - Thu 16 Feb 17

Life's building blocks found on dwarf planet Ceres

FOXNews - Mon 20 Feb 17

The dwarf planet Ceres keeps looking better and better as a possible home for alien life.

Dawn probe spots organic materials on dwarf planet Ceres

Engadget - Fri 17 Feb 17

Ceres is now officially included the list of celestial bodies where we've found organic molecules. NASA's Dawn scientists have spotted the presence of organic compounds on ...

Organic compounds found on dwarf planet Ceres

Chemistry World - Fri 17 Feb 17

Spectral signatures detected by Dawn space probe

What You Need To Know About Organic Matter On Ceres

Discovery News - Thu 16 Feb 17

This nearby dwarf planet may just have the building blocks for life!

‘Key ingredients for life’ found on dwarf planet Ceres

The Verge - Thu 16 Feb 17

Researchers have detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Organic compounds are the building blocks ...

NASA's Dawn mission finds life's building blocks on dwarf planet Ceres

L.A. Times - Thu 16 Feb 17

It sure doesn’t pay to underestimate Ceres: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has spotted signs of organic molecules on the frigid dwarf planet. The findings, published in the journal Science, may ...

Astronomers discover 'key ingredients for life' on Ceres

Daily Mail - Thu 16 Feb 17

An international team of researchers, led by the European Space Agency, used the Dawn spacecraft to observe Ceres' surface, where they discovered organic compounds.

Everything You Need To Know About Galactic Ice Volcanoes!

Discovery News - Thu 16 Feb 17

They're like volcanoes on earth, but way cooler.

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Discovery News - Thu 16 Feb 17

NASA's Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic compounds on the dwarf planet's surface, bolstering prospects for life on the largest body in the asteroid belt.

Organics found on dwarf planet Ceres

CandEN - Thu 16 Feb 17

Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life’s building blocks is widespread in solar system

The dwarf planet Ceres may be capable of supporting life

Popular Science - Thu 16 Feb 17

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

Life's Building Blocks Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres

SPACE.com - Thu 16 Feb 17

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spotted organic molecules — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on Ceres for the first time, a new study reports.

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

Reuters - Thu 16 Feb 17

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 ...

Scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

Astrobiology Magazine - Sun 19 Feb 17

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

Scientists find naturally occurring organic compounds on Ceres

UPI - Thu 16 Feb 17

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

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

CNET Crave - Thu 16 Feb 17

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.

Dawn discovers evidence for organic material on Ceres

SpaceDaily - Tue 21 Feb 17

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. ...

SwRI scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

SpaceDaily - Sat 18 Feb 17

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 ...

Dwarf planet Ceres contains the building blocks of life

RedOrbit - Fri 17 Feb 17

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 ...