Ceres is the “ocean world”: or habitable for life, scientists have discovered

According to foreign media, scientists have found that Ceres, the largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an “ocean world” with huge salt water reservoir under its cold surface. The discovery sparked interest in the possibility that the dwarf planet might be habitable for life. Washington, August 10 (Reuters) – the study, released on Monday local time, is based on data from NASA’s dawn probe, which flew 35 kilometers above Ceres’ surface in 2018, providing a new understanding of Ceres, including evidence that it is still in an ice volcano geologically active period, ice and fire Mountains can erupt ice magma. < / P > < p > this discovery confirms the existence of an underground brine reservoir, which is a remnant of a gradually frozen huge underground ocean. < / P > < p > Ceres is about 590 miles in diameter. The Okato crater, 57 miles wide, is the result of an impact in Ceres’ northern hemisphere about 22 million years ago. It has two bright areas – salt crusts left by liquids that penetrate to the surface and evaporate. < / P > < p > the scientists concluded that the liquid came from a brine reservoir hundreds of miles wide underground, seeping from a depth of about 25 miles, and the impact caused cracks that allowed the brine to “escape.”. < / P > < p > other solar system objects outside the earth that have known or appear to have underground oceans include Jupiter’s moon Europa, Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Neptune’s moon Triton and the dwarf planet Pluto. < / P > < p > Julie Castillo, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said: “at this stage, scientists are very interested in quantifying the habitability potential of deep brine reservoirs, especially considering their cold and salt rich conditions.” Developed a “plug and play” solar power generation scheme, and “5B” won a $12 million round a financing