Water: Beyond Earth

Life on Earth is comprised of water and organic molecules. In this talk, we explore the cosmic origins of these components, how they were delivered to the Earth, and how the exploration of asteroid Bennu by the OSIRIS-REx mission will help elucidate how Earth became habitable.

Jessica Barnes - Assistant Professor, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Pierre Haenecour - Assistant Professor, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Topic(s)

Asteroids, comets, meteors
Astrobiology, life
Science topics
Planet formation
Cosmochemistry
Meteorites
Water

Date

April 01, 2021

Presenter(s)

Barnes, Jessica
Haenecour, Pierre

Object(s)

Bennu
Earth

Mission(s)/Instrument(s)

OSIRIS-REx