Water Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres in Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Article by Elizabeth Howell August 11, 2020 (forbes.com)
• In 2018, the NASA Dawn mission detected strange bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres (the largest object in the Asteroid Belt). Dawn also collected data on Ceres’ gravity before the space probe exhausted its fuel supply and retired. Subsequent analysis of this date has revealed that the bright spots were reflecting salty brine water in a reservoir 25 miles and hundreds of miles wide. What’s more, the water appears underneath a giant crater known as the Occator Crater (pictured above).
• “The bulk of the salts were supplied from a slushy area just beneath the surface, that was melted by the heat of the impact that formed the crater about 20 million years ago,” said Carol Raymond, Dawn principal investigator for NASA. “The impact heat subsided after a few million years. However, the impact also created large fractures that could reach the deep, long-lived reservoir, allowing brine to continue percolating to the surface.”
• Icy worlds with probable flowing water are largely located on moons of large gas giant planets like Jupiter that supply the energy needed to keep water flowing. The new discovery suggests that water could be found in places that are not so obviously active. Scientists are now scouring our solar system to look for other possibilities, to reach a better understanding of how water is so prevalent on Earth, and where water may be lurking in our solar system.
• Water, of course, is an indicator for life. The Hubble Space Telescope recently demonstrated how we might find signatures of ozone on distant exoplanets as another indicator of life. (see previous ExoArticle here) Astronomers are also looking at the Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 system for signs of life. But the new Ceres data shows that we can’t rule out our own solar system for potentially habitable environments.
• The icy moons of Jupiter will see more close-up action with the forthcoming Europa Clipper mission at NASA, and the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) from the European Space Agency. NASA’s Perseverance rover also lifted off for Mars in late July to look for rock samples to return to Earth for closer analysis. These investigations will allow us to better learn about where we should look for life in the coming decades.
• [Editor’s Note] “Where to look for life in the coming decades??” This statement tells us how long the deep state plans to drag out ‘full disclosure’. We know that the universe is teeming with extraterrestrial life, and our solar system is no exception. After the watery ‘super-Earth’, Tiamat, blew up to form the Asteroid Belt, the largest object in the belt, Ceres, with a radius of 294 miles (584 mile diameter) apparently retained enough gravity to capture and hold a sizable amount of water.
According to ‘Dark Fleet’ space program whistleblower Tony Rodrigues, there is a large, highly populated German colony within Ceres that is modeled after a typical early 20th century Bavarian city. Tony worked in maintenance and cargo supporting Nazi Dark Fleet spacecraft as a slave-worker in the Ceres colony for over ten years. Tony says that the Occator Crater, where NASA discovered a ‘brine water’ reservoir, is actually the location of a geyser that Tony was very familiar with. (see video below for a fascinating interview of Tony Rodrigues talking about the Ceres colony)
Hopefully, the white hat Alliance will soon defeat the deep state, and these secrets can be revealed to the public.
We finally have a better sense of the “origin story” of strange bright spots that appear on dwarf planet Ceres.
It turns out they come from liquid, salty water that is underneath the ground. Studying the data further could tell us more about the story of how water was distributed in our solar system — telling us more about life in general.
The new insight comes from analyzing old data from a now-defunct spacecraft. The NASA Dawn mission collected data in 2018 about Ceres’ gravity showing that there is a zone on the planet with a brine reservoir, roughly 25 miles or 40 kilometers deep and hundreds of miles wide. What’s more, the water appears underneath a giant crater known as Occator, showing that the violent impact had long-lasting effects on Ceres’ history.
“The bulk of the salts were supplied from a slushy area just beneath the surface, that was melted by the heat of the impact that formed the crater about 20 million years ago,” Carol Raymond, Dawn principal investigator, said in a NASA statement. “The impact heat subsided after a few million years. However, the impact also created large fractures that could reach the deep, long-lived reservoir, allowing brine to continue percolating to the surface.”
We know of icy worlds with probable flowing water all over the solar system, which are largely located near large gas giant planets like Jupiter that supply the energy needed to keep water flowing. The new discovery suggests that water could be found in places that are not so obviously active.
42:10 minute video of Tony Rodrigues discussing the Ceres colony (‘Salubrious Events’ YouTube)
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