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NASA finds proof of carbon, water in asteroid Bennu samples

 

Material collected from the asteroid acts as a time capsule from the earliest days of our solar system

Samples collected from 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid Bennu could indicate the building blocks of life on Earth. Initial studies on the samples collected in space and recently brought back on earth have shown evidence of high-carbon content and water-bearing clay minerals, according to a statement by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released October 11, 2023.

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/water/nasa-finds-proof-of-carbon-water-in-asteroid-bennu-samples-92276