Water Discovered on Bennu
Rafael.Trujillo last edited by
OSIRIS-REx has discovered water on Bennu through its spectrometers. It is such an amazing discovery. Read more about it here https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210150554.htm
Srividhya.Sundaram last edited by
Good one at the right time. My students were learning about the significance of tools like spectroscope in space science. Glad that I have another live example to share!
Brian.Shmaefsky last edited by
This finding supports what I teach about the origins of water on Earth (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-did-water-come-to-earth-72037248/) and what are ways that future long-distance space travelers from Earth can obtain water. It would make a good math problem to have students figure out the cost and effort needed to collect ample supplies of water from celestial bodies.