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Blue salt crystals reveal a water-rich Ceres

Queenie Chan holding zag meteorite sample

Dr Queenie Chan, OU Postdoctoral researcher, has analysed minuscule sapphire-coloured salt crystals, which were on two meteorites that fell to earth in 1998.

In a paper published this week (10 January) in Science Advances, she describes how these crystals have revealed that Ceres could be a water-rich world that is a suitable place for the formation of life and how advances in technology have made this analysis possible.

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