Potential habitability::Ceres (dwarf planet)


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Potential habitability Although not as actively discussed as a potential home for microbial extraterrestrial life as Mars, Titan, Europa or Enceladus, there is evidence that Ceres's icy mantle was once a watery subterranean ocean, and that has led to speculations that life could have existed there,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref></ref><ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> and that hypothesized ejecta bearing microorganisms could have come from Ceres to Earth.<ref>"Glaciopanspermia: Seeding the Terrestrial Planets with Life?" Joop M. Houtkooper, Institute for Psychobiology and Behavioral Medicine, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Ceres (dwarf planet) sections
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Potential habitability
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