Friday, February 03, 2006

Deep Impact Team Finds Ice on Temple 1

Along with an abundance of organic material discovered hiding within the the folds of comet Temple 1, the Deep Impact research team now reports it has discovered water ice on the surface of the wayward comet.

This means two of the most essential building blocks of life have now been proven to exist in and on comets, meaning the theory that comets carry seeds of life throughout the galaxy is gaining ground.

As scientists begin to comb through the abundance of interstellar material returned in the Stardust sample return capsule, it stands to reason even more amazing comet-discoveries are just over the horizon...

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