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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2016, 00:00 
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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2016, 03:13 
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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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Recent Hydrothermal Activity May Explain Ceres' Brightest Area
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/recent-hydrothermal-activity-may-explain-ceres-brightest-area
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De Sanctis' study finds that the dominant mineral of this bright area is sodium carbonate, a kind of salt found on Earth in hydrothermal environments. ... The upwelling of this material suggests that temperatures inside Ceres are warmer than previously believed. ...

More intriguingly, the results suggest that liquid water may have existed beneath the surface of Ceres in recent geological time. The salts could be remnants of an ocean, or localized bodies of water, that reached the surface and then froze millions of years ago.

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The new results also find ammonia-bearing salts -- ammonium chloride and/or ammonium bicarbonate -- in Occator Crater. The carbonate finding further reinforces Ceres' connection with icy worlds in the outer solar system. Ammonia, in addition to sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate found at Occator, has been detected in the plumes of Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn known for its geysers erupting from fissures in its surface. Such materials make Ceres interesting for the study of astrobiology.


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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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NASA Discovers "Lonely Mountain" on Ceres Likely a Salty-Mud Cryovolcano:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/ceres-cryo-volcano
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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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Looks more like a golfer failed to replace the divot. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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At 57 miles (92 kilometers) wide and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) deep, Occator displays evidence of recent geologic activity. The latest research suggests that the bright material in this crater is comprised of salts left behind after a briny liquid emerged from below, froze and then sublimated, meaning it turned from ice into vapor.

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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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Dawn Identifies Age of Ceres' Brightest Area:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/dawn-identifies-age-of-ceres-brightest-area
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The new study supports earlier interpretations from the Dawn team that this reflective material -- comprising the brightest area on all of Ceres -- is made of carbonate salts, although it did not confirm a particular type of carbonate previously identified. The secondary, smaller bright areas of Occator, called Vinalia Faculae, are comprised of a mixture of carbonates and dark material, the study authors wrote.

New evidence also suggests that Occator's bright dome likely rose in a process that took place over a long period of time, rather than forming in a single event. They believe the initial trigger was the impact that dug out the crater itself, causing briny liquid to rise closer to the surface. Water and dissolved gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, came up and created a vent system. These rising gases also could have forced carbonate-rich materials to ascend toward the surface. During this period, the bright material would have erupted through fractures, eventually forming the dome that we see today.


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 Post subject: Re: Ceres
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Lovely terrain! (Please zoom) :)
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PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 05:57 
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I've seen similar photos of Earth where the lights were cities. Ceres must be inhabited!!! :mrgreen:

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The same laws govern our universe. Different cases same maths (Nutcases included!) :lol:


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To add to the above please have a look here:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/chemical_gardens_ISS
It’s (Not) Alive: Chemical Gardens in Space
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