NASA’s Probe Found Water on an Asteroid

NASA’s Probe Found Water on an Asteroid

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft just barely reached its goal – the asteroid Bennu, but has already made significant discoveries. One of them is that there is water inside the asteroid, the space agency said. The data of the device show that in the structure of Bennu there are molecules of oxygen and hydrogen that are connected to each other. Scientists say they are abundant in the clay minerals of the asteroid. This means that at some point in its story, Bennu had a touch of water. The asteroid itself is too small to have ever had liquid water. But such was...
What is the Difference Between an Asteroid, a Meteor and a Meteorite?

What is the Difference Between an Asteroid, a Meteor and a Meteorite?

  The three are often mistaken – especially when two of them flew near the Earth in the same day, as happened about 10 days ago.Here you can find a short explanation. Asteroids are rocky objects in space smaller than planets. They’re sometimes called minor planets or planetoids, according to NASA It is believed to be the remains of the protoplanetary disk from which the planets in the Solar System are formed. Millions of asteroids circling in orbit around the Sun, about 750,000 of which in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Some have even their own satellites. The meteor is...