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Pasadena scientists find ice on 2nd asteroid

October 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Leading planetary scientists in Pasadena reported on Friday that for just the second time ever, ice has been discovered on an asteroid.As a result of the significant discovery, astronomers are now suggesting that water is more common in the universe than previously thought.

The same researchers discovered the first evidence of ice on an asteroid called 24 Thermis earlier in 2010.

Both ice-containing asteroids reside in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.