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22/01/2014 Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres

The discovery was made using Herschel space telescope. According to astronomers Ceres contains rock in its interior with a thick mantle of ice that, if melted, would amount to more fresh water than is present on Earth. The mass of the dwarf planet is around 0.00015 Earths. It is the largest body in the asteroid belt.