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    Default organics on Ceres



    https://phys.org/news/2018-06-ceres-...t-thought.html

    looks like every planet has them.
    (yes, Ceres is a planet. )
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    Default Re: organics on Ceres

    Very interesting nFA.

    It seems more and more organics are being discovered out there.
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    Default Re: organics on Ceres

    Quote Originally Posted by Testgear View Post
    Very interesting nFA.

    It seems more and more organics are being discovered out there.
    Well.... they should be everywhere. What would be more interesting is WHAT organics are WHERE. After all methane counts as an organic and Jupiter has lots of the stuff.

    https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley....9/2018GL077913

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    Organics were recently detected on the dwarf planet Ceres with infrared spectroscopy. The origin of these organics is, as yet, unknown. Using laboratory spectra of terrestrial and extraterrestrial (meteorite‐derived) organic materials with known composition, we reanalyze the Ceres spectra to constrain composition and abundance of those organics. Such constraints could help us discern whether these organics formed on Ceres or were delivered by an impactor.
    So the key here is composition to give a clue where formation took place.
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    Default Re: organics on Ceres

    I think time will show that organics are very common all over. As nFA says, the trick will be to discover where they are formed and their composition.
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