Water found on dwarf planet Ceres, and it may erupt from volcanoes

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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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"Astronomers have discovered direct evidence of water on the dwarf planet Ceres in the form of vapor plumes erupting into space, possibly from volcano-like ice geysers on its surface."

Volcanoes that erupt water vapor? What? Nature never ceases to amaze me. I fiind this article pretty interesting. Scientists are finding more and more water in the solar system, Does that mean more and more life is out there than we are told?

What say you, ATS?


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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 05:49 PM
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Try imagine volcanoes here on Earth made of ice, erupting water trapped underneath the surface instead of lava.
Thanks for sharing SF
One cool fact to add...
There is more fresh water in form of ice on Ceres than here on Earth
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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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zilebeliveunknown
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Try imagine volcanoes here on Earth made of ice, erupting water trapped underneath the surface instead of lava.
Thanks for sharing SF
One cool fact to add...
There is more water on Ceres than here on Earth
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Yes, I noticed in the article where it says that Ceres might have more water than Earth. I can't even fathpm hpw much that would be compared to the size of that planet. It may be a virtual water world like Encelladus......or maybe Ganymede, although, I'm not 100% sure about the amount of water on Ganymede.

correction: More fresh water ice than Earth.
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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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You make a common mistake assuming other life (intelligent or not) in the Universe requires water to survive. Who knows what is out there and how it survives. There could be entities that don't need to breathe, etc. I love thinking about it
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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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This on the heels of starwater being confirmed!

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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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Ceres is a small earth jewel, that they seemed to want to keep hidden, not much mentioned about this beauty. But I've noted it for a few years. There is speculation of water and even life. Unless there are higher Ets keeping visitors off or restricted areas only, it may already be a location for black operations.
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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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Well, in about a year spaceship Dawn will be taking a close look at Ceres, and then there will be close and accurate pictures to go along with the new data.

Wikipedia's page on Dawn, it won't link directly but go to Dawn (spacecraft) to have a read.
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posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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That is very interesting actually. I'm going to have to look up some info on this later.



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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Here you go: Saturn's moon Enceladus erupts water vaport:









It's thought that Neptune's moon, Triton does the same thing:




posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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Encelladus! That's where I want to explore! Thanks for the pics!



posted on Jan, 22 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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Well its turning out that a lot of celestial bodies in our solar system have liquid water. Titan, Europa, Enceladus, and then there are the moons of Uranus and Neptune that we just don't have a lot of information on. Also the lead scientist of new horizons stated that there might be water volcanos on Pluto. And these are global oceans of liquid water under solid surfaces much like the liquid outer core and lower mantle of the earth is liquid rock underneath a solid crust. Exciting Stuff!!!



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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Well its turning out that a lot of celestial bodies in our solar system have liquid water. Titan, Europa, Enceladus, and then there are the moons of Uranus and Neptune that we just don't have a lot of information on. Also the lead scientist of new horizons stated that there might be water volcanos on Pluto. And these are global oceans of liquid water under solid surfaces much like the liquid outer core and lower mantle of the earth is liquid rock underneath a solid crust. Exciting Stuff!!!


Water is one of the most common molecules in the universe. Nearly everywhere we look in detail, we find water.

That's because Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe and Oxygen is not far behind.

Put them together and you get.

HO (hydroxide)

and

H2O (water)

I cracks me up whenever I see alien invasion movies which say the aliens came for the water. LOL. Might as well come here for the rocks too!
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