Water found on the surface of an asteroid for the 1st time ever

Water molecules have been detected on the surface of an asteroid for the first time, revealing new clues about the distribution of water in our solar system. 

Scientists studied four silicate-rich asteroids using data gathered by the now-retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a telescope-outfitted plane operated by NASA and the German Aerospace Center. 

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