Since last week, OSIRIS-REX orbits the rocky body that forms the accelerating planet's molecule.
The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft, which orbiting Bennu last week, has discovered the presence of water in a primitive asteroid that has the same molecules that were created to live in the Earth. NASA.
Information recently reviewed by Origins Explorer, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Regolith Security (Osiris-Rex). The presence of water has been revealed over the clay for the scientific purpose, asteroid Bennu, "NASA said in a statement.
This information is obtained by means of two spectrometers equipped with a probe, which indicates the presence of hydroxyls, molecules with oxygen and hydrogen atoms.
Researchers are composed of hydroxyl compounds that can be found by researchers who are responsible for the "suspect" mission on the whole planet, the statement said. NASA believes that its presence is depleted.
"In fact, Bennu is forced to take too much water, the discovery indicates that the presence of this liquid has occurred in a parallel body, probably a much larger asteroid," said the US space agency.
December 3 NASA OSIRIS-REX completed the first phase of its mission to reach the orbit of the asteroid, and from now on, as a satellite to Bennu satelite, planets will learn how to make a wave without gravitation.
In the next 12 months, he will work on an appropriate asteroid territory to collect samples that are returned home to the home.
"When samples of the mission carried out arrive in the Earth, in 2023, scientists will receive a hidden treasure of the new information on the history and evolution of our solar system," said the NASA missionary and scientist instrumental. Amy Simon, quoted in the remark.
At the press conference, he was a senior researcher at OSIRIS-REx and lecturer at Planetary and Lunar Laboratory at Dante Lauretta University. Drinking is too small to put water The discovery indicates that for a moment Bantu was the original body or "father" fluid, perhaps a much larger asteroid.
"We are talking about an asteroid that can be found in the early formation of the solar system or important information on the Earth's life," said Lauretta.
The scientist has said that the images received so far have seen the rocky surface of the asteroid.
Bennu is roughly 500 meters in diameter and it is the size of a small mountain.