Day: February 10, 2021

International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

A Florida State University geochemist was part of an international team that published startling evidence that a type of meteorite — fragments of ancient asteroids that land on Earth — shows signs it contained liquid water no more than a million years ago.

Scientists have long hypothesized meteorites delivered water from asteroids to Earth in the solar system’s infancy. But it was unclear if asteroids, bodies that orbit the sun, still held water in the form of ice or if that was lost in space. The team’s findings, published in the journal Science, suggest the asteroids these meteorites came

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