Planetary science: Ceres has complex chemistry

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 carbonate minerals, that appear to be responsible for the mysterious bright spots on the surface. Taken together, astronomers say that Ceres now has the ingredients and favorable conditions for life... Continue Reading Organic molecules found on Ceres suggest life-friendly conditions Category: Space Tags: Molecules Dawn Ceres Astronomy Extraterrestrial NASA Related Articles: Essential feature of life detected outside our solar system The aliens are from Earth Churchill on space travel, habitable exoplanets and alien life Is ET dead and are we next? Alien contact not lik

Planetary science: Ceres has complex chemistry

Nature 542 395 doi: 10.1038/542395a

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Nature News

Building blocks of life found on Ceres

Organic compounds may have formed on dwarf planet

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Physics World

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

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

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Independent

Organic molecules found on Ceres suggest life-friendly conditions

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 ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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

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

Thu 16 Feb 17 from ABC Science

Ceres hosts ingredients for life including organic compounds

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

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

[Perspective] Dwarf planet Ceres and the ingredients of life

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 ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Science Now

Ceres harbors homegrown organic compounds

Thu 16 Feb 17 from ScienceNews

Dwarf planet Ceres hosts home-grown organic material

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

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Newscientist

Scientists study geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

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. ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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