Wanna lay on the beach, but don't feel like doing Earth again? Honk if CERES is still a planet.

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Re: Wanna lay on the beach, but don't feel like doing Earth again? Honk if CERES is still a planet.

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If it has water, it could someday become a base for human exploration of the outer solar system. Of course, mankind will fucking destroy itself first.
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Re: Wanna lay on the beach, but don't feel like doing Earth again? Honk if CERES is still a planet.

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Ceres is a location in The Expanse (good show, btw).

In the show, they bring water to Ceres from asteroids, I think. :notsure:

If it has enough of its own water that might not be necessary.
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Re: Wanna lay on the beach, but don't feel like doing Earth again? Honk if CERES is still a planet.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:33 pm Sort of like Asimov's The Martian Way where they bring water from Saturn's rings to Mars?
Sort of like that. I think it's now scientifically out of date based on this new information.

https://expanse.fandom.com/wiki/Ceres

The new information is that there's a large reservoir of brine (salty water) deep below the surface. In The Expanse, Mars strip-mined ice from the surface of Ceres to use it to terraform Mars. (As well as harvesting water from other asteroids.)
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