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The solution to how life was sparked on Earth? Scientists find SECOND asteroid with water on it

October 10, 2010 Scientists have found water ice on an asteroid for the second time in just six months. The discovery suggests that such ice is more common on asteroids in our section of the solar system than previously thought – and that such asteroids may have delivered much of […]

Ancient Organic Particles from Space Discovered in Antarctica

A new family of extraterrestrial particles, probably of cometary origin, were discovered this spring by researchers from the Center for Nuclear Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (CSNSM) in central Antarctica. The micrometeorites, which are remarkably well preserved, are made up of organic matter containing small assemblages of minerals from the coldest […]