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Dawn Mission Detects Organics on Dwarf Planet Ceres
February 16, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 16 -- Brown University issued the following news release:

Scientists working with NASA's Dawn mission have discovered the presence of organic material -- basic building blocks of life --on the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

The findings, published on Feb. 16 in the journal Science, don't necessarily mean Ceres has or ever had life, but they do indicate a "complex chemical environment . . .

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