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Where Is the Ice on Ceres? New Nasa Dawn Findings

Path of water molecules on Ceres

This graphic shows a theoretical path of a water molecule on Ceres. Some water molecules fall into cold, dark craters called "cold traps," where very little of the ice turns into vapor, even over the course of a billion years.


At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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