Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet

ESA Attempts To Land Probe On Comet

European Space Agency astronomers, with the help of the Rosetta spacecraft, have made a remarkable discovery that could fundamentally alter our understanding of how the solar system formed. They have detected large amounts of pure oxygen (O2) leaking from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Oxygen is a pretty common element, but because it reacts so easily with other elements it’s almost always found in mixed molecules like carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) or water (H2O).

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