Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news


Tempe, Arizona Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid. The samples came from asteroid Itokawa (our header picture is of Itokawa) and were collected by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa.  The team’s findings suggest that similar asteroid impacts early in Earth’s history could have delivered half of our planet’s ocean water. … Continue reading Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news