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Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet in Asteroid Belt
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:39:36 PM »

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122132535.htm

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Jan. 22, 2014 — Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.
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Re: Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet in Asteroid Belt
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 05:40:15 PM »
Very interesting; thanks, DVZ3. There must be a lot of volatiles in Ceres, if we can still observe their release in the present era. Bodies like that could provide useful resources for future exploration / exploitation of the solar system.
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Re: Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet in Asteroid Belt
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 12:37:26 AM »

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122132535.htm

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Jan. 22, 2014 — Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.

I read this yesterday, I was going to post it as well but a bit busy. I thought it was cool.

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