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Organic compounds may have formed on dwarf planet
Ceres has the 'building blocks of life', potentially indicating that microbial aliens developed on dwarf planetThe 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 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 ...
DAWN DISCOVERY: Simple organic molecules have been detected on the dwarf planet Ceres, adding to evidence it contains key ingredients essential for life.
The largest body in the asteroid belt has very complex chemistry.
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 ...
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic matter — the building blocks of life — on the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study suggests.
The first evidence of organic material on Ceres opens the door to the possibility that other asteroids harbour precursors to primitive life
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
The dwarf planet Ceres keeps looking better and better as a possible home for alien life.
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 ...
Spectral signatures detected by Dawn space probe
This nearby dwarf planet may just have the building blocks for life!
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 ...
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 ...
An international team of researchers, led by the European Space Agency, used the Dawn spacecraft to observe Ceres' surface, where they discovered organic compounds.
They're like volcanoes on earth, but way cooler.
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.
Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life’s building blocks is widespread in solar system
Space Dawn spacecraft discovers organic materials on its surface This is the first time organic molecules have been definitively detected in the asteroid belt.
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.
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 ...
Dawn spacecraft data suggest organic materials are native to the dwarf planet.
Brooks HaysFeb. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests organic compounds found on Ceres are naturally occurring, born of geochemical processes hiding beneath Ceres' surface.
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.
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...