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Could Life on Earth Have Come From Ceres?

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posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Could Life on Earth Have Come From Ceres?


www.space.com

Astrobiologists hope to find life elsewhere in the universe, or possibly even in our own cosmic neighborhood, the solar system. Their efforts are usually concentrated on worlds such as the planet Mars, or icy moons like Europa. However, there are other, less conventional locations in the solar system where scientists think life may be found.

"This idea came to me when I heard a talk about all the satellites in the solar system that consist of a large part of ice, much of which is probably still in a liquid state," says Houtkooper. "The total volume of all this water is something like 40 times greater than all the oceans on Earth."
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posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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What an interesting prospect.

I was unaware that Ceres had water on the planet, NASA is sending a probe to Ceres.

Honestly, I tend to not pay attention and show ignorance to the disclosure movements but could we get a possible announcement in the not to near future?

Ceres was always declared to have a dull, grey, moon-like surface but apparently has an atmosphere and water
NASA recently disclosed the information.

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posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 09:18 AM
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Good find


This ties in to an article I found some time ago.
Life may have started in ice!

Life it seems, does not need water "en mass" in order to start or survive.



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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I am definatley intrigued...good find!
Especially since they are now looking at hydrogen peroxide-based life seriously. I will be following this closely.



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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HEH, we can send a probe to a far distant planet in our solar system but can't even get a good look at or send another man to the moon. way to go Nasa.



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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I agree, smart move on NASA's part. Why keep sending probes to the Moon, we know what's there. We should send probes to objects we have not been to, and study them. Only so much budget to go around, and it makes sense to not waste it on a trip we have done several times over.

But we do have a great look at the Moon, and we are not sending a probe to some far distant planet. Ceres is closer than Jupiter.



posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by DataWraith
HEH, we can send a probe to a far distant planet in our solar system but can't even get a good look at or send another man to the moon. way to go Nasa.



But we are going to the moon again...

The Orion project will be the vehicle.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 12:24 AM
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Very interesting.

So many planets and other moons in our solar system that interest me.



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 12:29 AM
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Alright-- got it, life could be on Ceres.

But where are getting this life on Earth could have come from Ceres. I always find it intersted in fantasies where life was created by aliens or came from Mars, planet X, etc etc. Great, that would create a creation myth for Earth but what about the other planet we came from? I think its humorous, and sort of silly assumption (while plausible) that Earth came from another planet. I mean its just too unreasonable to believe that God created us here, or we just plain evolved here?



posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by ragman
Alright-- got it, life could be on Ceres.

But where are getting this life on Earth could have come from Ceres. I always find it intersted in fantasies where life was created by aliens or came from Mars, planet X, etc etc. Great, that would create a creation myth for Earth but what about the other planet we came from?



Well the thought is this... because there are a LOT of single celled organisms in the higher altitudes which are constantly being mutated into other forms via radioactive rays from the sun and other celestial bodies, and because we have found microbes in meteorites, It stands to reason that life in the universe is based on a Spore metaphor.

Now where did the great big dandelion come from which sent those wonderful parachutes of life into the cosmic wind that eventually ended up on earth? Who knows... quite possibly earth itself, in a planet tag kind of way. Could be Ceres...

The thing is, we may never know... and this is possible the most non-fantasy way of having life develop on earth...



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by ragman
Alright ...sort of a silly assumption (while plausible) that Earth came from another planet. I mean its just too unreasonable to believe that God created us here, or we just plain evolved here?


God and the bible dates to like what 10000BC and Adam and Even are 3500-4000, God made the earth in 7 days but a day is 1000 years or something ?

Evolution takes millions of years. Yet our brain size trippled in maybe 10000 years, 95% of our brain is genetic junk too there's ideas that it can to carry information teaching us something which would be nuts.

I believe alien intervention, spreading intelligence by means a spore you say ?



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