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Evidence of ice on 24 Themis asteroid

Published on 29/04/2010

U.S. astrophysicists have examined the surface of 24 Themis, a 200-km-wide asteroid between Mars and Jupiter, using NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Iceland. The spectral study confirmed the presence of frozen water and organic molecules on its surface. The discovery supports a theory that asteroids could have brought life to Earth.