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Post  Post subject: Ceres is packed with water  |  Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:19 pm
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Not exactly news, since we already knew that Ceres had ice volcanoes, but still cool. https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/16/dwarf-planet-ceres-is-oozing-with-water/

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Overall, Ceres could be 17 to 30 percent water by weight, which is a lot, as the quasi-planet weighs around 1 quintillion (a million trillion, or 1 x 10^18) tons.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Ceres is packed with water  |  Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:20 pm
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Wow! That is a massive amount of water! Earth weight is only something like 1-3% water IIRC.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Ceres is packed with water  |  Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:31 pm
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It is a lot of water for sure, but remember that the Earth is a bit larger. Still super impressive though.

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