Dawn Spacecraft Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres

Scientists using the spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) detected the material in and around a northern-hemisphere crater called Ernutet. Organic molecules are interesting to scientists because they are necessary, though not sufficient, components of life on Earth, Joinfo.com reports with

NASA shows marvelous sights on dwarf planet Ceres

On March 22 NASA showed off the crater pictures at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Verge. Ceres is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits