On Ceres discovered “ingredients of life”

On Ceres discovered “ingredients of life”



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The detected compounds remained on the dwarf planet since its birth.

Italian and American scientists has discovered on Ceres necessary for the emergence and maintenance of life of aliphatic ( their molecules do not exist cycles of all carbon atoms connected in straight or branched chain – ed.) organic compounds.

This is reported by TSN, citing studies Science. Most of the “ingredients of life” is concentrated in the crater area Arnote (its diameter is equal to 50 kilometers) on the area about thousand square kilometers. The detected compounds remained on the dwarf planet since its birth, and was not imposed from outside, because the organic material would not survive the high temperatures resulting from the collision of celestial bodies .

Station Dawn was launched on 27 September 2007 using the launch vehicle Delta 2 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in the US and in orbit around Ceres turned out to be March 6, 2015. The cost of the project to study the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres is about $ 500 million. Ceres discovered in 1801 by Italian Giuseppe Piazzi and named after the Roman goddess of fertility. The diameter of the space object is 950 kilometers, making it the largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn previously, the station received new images of mysterious mountain in the shape of a pyramid the Sea of Mons on Ceres. Photos were taken in December of 2015 with a distance of 385 kilometers from the dwarf planet’s surface is 120 times closer than at the time of the first observation hill, which occurred in February, 2015 on the removal of 46 thousand kilometers from Ceres.

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