Water vapour detected around Ceres

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I have nothing to add to these articles except that it's a fantastic discovery that makes Dawn's arrival at Ceres in a year all the more exciting:

Observations of the Solar System's biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space

Herschel discovers water vapour around dwarf planet Ceres

Current distance to Ceres: 28 million km, which is about twice as close as Venus ever gets to us.


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