Signs of Water Ice Detected on Comet Surface

according to a new study using observations from a European space probe, patches of water ice appear to be speckled across the surface of a comet.
The Rosetta spacecraft, currently orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, spotted 120 bright, reflective spots on the surface of the comet that were at least a few meters in size. While their composition is still being examined, scientists noted the spots tend to appear in areas that are shaded by the sun. The researchers also note that there have been no significant changes to the spots after a month of observations.



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