Ceres harbors homegrown organic compounds...

ScienceNews.org | 2017-02-16 14:58 UTC

NASAs Dawn spacecraft has detected organic matter the building blocks of life on the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study suggests. The team suspects that the organics formed within Ceres’ interior and were brought to the surface by hydrothermal activity. An alternative idea — that a space rock that crashed into Ceres brought the material — is unlikely, the researchers say, because the concentration of organics is so high.

By aphrodite on 2017-02-17 04:06 UTC
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