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Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres


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Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

 Just like the moon and Mercury, the largest asteroid in Earth's solar system, Ceres, has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice, a new study finds.

It remains a mystery, however, why only small amounts of ice were detected in these shadowy crater floors, the authors of the new research say.

http://www.space.com/35035-water-on-ceres-in-permanent-shadow.html


 

 

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Sounds like the writers for SyFy's "The Expanse" knew something.  In that show the Earth is mining ice as a water source on Ceres and the surrounding bodies.

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Interesting...I attended a talk not too long ago where one of the topics was mining on asteroids. Or, in this case, a dwarf planet.

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