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New research on the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life.

This is Ceres, the largest asteroid in the belt. @rowhoop  and @valeriejamieson  discuss why it's looking like a good hub for a space-based economy, on this week's #podcast  🎧: cc 🙏 @JamesSACorey 

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New research on the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life.

New research on the dwarf planet #Ceres , located in the asteroid belt between #Mars  and #Jupiter , shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life #KHOU 

New research on the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life.

New research on the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life.

New research on the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, shows that the object may have had all of the requirements for life.

The largest asteroid in our solar system’s main belt is “like a big metal sponge.”

Ceres is a dwarf planet and the largest known object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. And now we know it may be an ocean world.

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Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.

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Imagine this! A small world in the asteroid belt with a salt water ocean below its surface. Almost everywhere we look in our solar system we find evidence for conditions that may support life. Perhaps we are not alone, even in our own back yard!

Researchers predict the Sun will destroy our solar system's asteroid belt in six billion years.

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Last pic of Starman in Roadster on its journey to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt

The star Betelgeuse is so large, if you swapped it with the Sun, it would engulf the orbit of Mars and extend all the way through the asteroid belt. No need to panic, but at 700 light years, it's the closest star to the Sun that will end its life in a Supernova explosion.

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It's been a big week for small objects in the solar system. A billion miles past Pluto, explored a small Kuiper Belt object for the first time, while closer to Earth, entered orbit around an asteroid. See details at

Jupiter shepherding the asteroid belt, preventing them falling in towards the inner planets

This unusual object in the asteroid belt consists of 2 asteroids orbiting each other, but has comet-like features:

. found evidence of organic material on dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars & Jupiter:

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@NASA_Hubble  sees Ceres, the largest object in asteroid belt. It's @NASA_Dawn 's 2015 target:

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