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Scientists prove dwarf planet Ceres contains water

23
Jan
2014

Scientists have long thought that the dwarf planet Ceres might hold some form of water, but theyve only had indirect evidence at best — until today, that is. An ESA-led team has used signal fluctiations to confirm that the asteroid belt planetoid is spewing water vapor from two points on its surface, creating both ice and a rudimentary atmosphere. It isnt clear whats producing the vapor, although researchers believe that geysers, thawing or icy volcanoes may be responsible.

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