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Evaporating asteroid

The asteroid Ceres has been thought to contain abundant water. Observations acquired with the Herschel Space Observatory now show that this Solar System object is spewing water vapour from its surface. See Letter p.525

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Figure 1: Artist's impression of the asteroid Ceres.


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Campins, H., Comfort, C. Evaporating asteroid. Nature 505, 487–488 (2014).

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