SCIENTISTS SAY ICE LURKS IN ASTEROID’S COLD HEART

April 28 – Scientists using a NASA funded telescope have detected water-ice and carbon-based organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid. The cold hard facts of the discovery of the frosty mixture on one of the asteroid belt’s largest occupants, suggests that some asteroids, along with their celestial brethren, comets, were the water carriers for a primordial Earth.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroid20100428.html

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