Asteroid Could Reveal the Source of Earth's Water

In the asteroid belt lies a 125 mile wide hunk of rock called 24-Themis that is covered in ice and organic material. Scientists discovered this by analyzing the reflected sunlight and finding that it is consistent with the properties of water and various other organic materials.


Finding ice on the surface of the asteroid was a surprise because it would have been expected to evaporate quickly.

'This implies that ice is quite abundant in the interior of 24 Themis and perhaps many other asteroids,' Dr Emery added.

'This ice on asteroids may be the answer to the puzzle of where Earth's water came from.'


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This is as convincing as the godidit argument. I could accept the idea of panspermia for life itself. Oh well, it's up to the scientists to shoot this idea out of the sky now.
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