Water Ice and Organics on the Surface of the Asteroid 24 Themis

On the April 29 issue of the journal Nature, UCF faculty Drs. Humberto
Campins and Yanga Fernandez and student Kelsey Hargrove report the
first detection of water ice and organic material on an asteroid. This
discovery has implications on the origin of water, organic molecules,
and life on Earth. See our page for more details.