Ceres and Dione

  • Bernard Henin
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


These two planetary objects – the former a dwarf planet within the Asteroid Belt and the latter an icy moon orbiting Saturn – might not seem to have much in common at first. Nevertheless, they both might host subsurface bodies of liquid water under their icy crusts, making them candidates for the ocean worlds’ club whose five members already include Enceladus, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and Titan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Henin
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  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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