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NASA’s first asteroid samples came from ‘ancient ocean world’…

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Daily Mail News – Science

By NIKKI MAIN SCIENCE REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:46 EST, 6 February 2024 | UPDATED: 07:19 EST, 7 February 2024

The first asteroid sample brought back to Earth may have come from an ancient oceanic world, which may have had suitable conditions for life.

The initial analysis, conducted in October, determined Bennu contained large amounts of water and carbon – and scientists suggested that such asteroids may have delivered the building blocks for life on Earth.

Now, researchers at the University of Arizona believe Bennu was part of a water-rich planet that existed billions of years ago.

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