Pleasant surprise greets scientists opening asteroid sample dropped from space
Scientists were pleasantly surprised when they opened a sample of an asteroid that was collected and dropped back to Earth this year. The sample contained an abundance of water, organic material, and a mix of minerals. According to researchers, this is a major advancement for the study of space science and helps to demonstrate that asteroids are capable of containing life-bearing elements. Scientists were thrilled with the results, as this could potentially open up new avenues of research into the origin of life and how water and organics can be transported from their source all the way to Earth.