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Fraser
2009-Oct-08, 09:10 PM
For the first time, astronomers have confirmed that an asteroid contains frozen water on its surface. Analysis of asteroid 24 Themis shows evidence of water ice along with organic compounds widespread across the surface. The scientists say these new findings support the theory that asteroids brought both water and organic compounds to the early [...]

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A.DIM
2009-Oct-20, 03:57 PM
Organics and water everywhere!

So, who thinks asteroids are comet-like, containing or being made of water ice, and who thinks they're more like the recently announced "moon-sponge" creating water using solar winds?

:)