DART crash reveals asteroid Dimorphos contains no water

Six months after NASA slammed a spacecraft into an asteroid at high speed, scientists are beginning to gain a clearer picture of the mission’s target.

Careful scrutiny of the debris from the impact of NASA’s DART mission into Dimorphos has not found any evidence for water-ice on the asteroid, nor the residue of thruster fuel from the spacecraft, new results from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) show.

Originally published at www.space.com

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