Water Discovered on an Asteroid—A First

National Geographic: Water has been spotted on an orbiting asteroid for the first time, according to a new study of a space rock that appears to be coated with frost. What's more, the frost seems to be mixed with carbon-bearing material, according to results from two independent teams studying the asteroid, which is known as 24 Themis. "We report the first detection of water ice and of organic molecules on an asteroid, and they are both on the same asteroid," said Humberto Campins of the University ......

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