Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Herschel Telescope Detects Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet

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Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt on a dwarf planet, a body in the solar system bigger than an asteroid but smaller than a planet, called Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are thought to shoot up…