Dwarf planet Ceres may have salty water inside

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres point to briny resevoirs below its surface, researchers say.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: water dwarf-planets asteroids science-and-technology salt

Life inside Pluto? Hot birth may have created internal ocean on dwarf planet

Pluto began hot inside, study of its surface fractures suggests

David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: solar-system dwarf-planets alien-life pluto extraterrestrial-life

Discovery of object with multiple stars offers an opportunity for insight into our own planet

Planets that are even a little like Earth are hard to find. That’s why when astronomers like Jennifer G. Winters come across a body that may be solid, rocky, and possibly have its own atmosphere, they get excited. And especially so in a case like this: For although it is statistically unlikely to host life

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 23, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  planets  fas  science  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  clea-simon  dwarf-planets  jennifer-winters

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