Localized sources of water vapour on the dwarf planet (1) Ceres

  title={Localized sources of water vapour on the dwarf planet (1) Ceres},
  author={M. K{\"u}ppers and L. O'Rourke and D. Bockel'ee-Morvan and V. Zakharov and Seungwon Lee and P. V. Allmen and B. Carry and D. Teyssier and A. Marston and T. M{\"u}ller and J. Crovisier and M. Barucci and R. Moreno},
  • M. Küppers, L. O'Rourke, +10 authors R. Moreno
  • Published 2014
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The ‘snowline’ conventionally divides Solar System objects into dry bodies, ranging out to the main asteroid belt, and icy bodies beyond the belt. Models suggest that some of the icy bodies may have migrated into the asteroid belt. Recent observations indicate the presence of water ice on the surface of some asteroids, with sublimation a potential reason for the dust activity observed on others. Hydrated minerals have been found on the surface of the largest object in the asteroid belt, the… CONTINUE READING

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