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KU Alumnus leads team that discovers water on second asteroid

Friday, October 1, 2010

During the 42nd-annual Division of Planetary Sciences Conference in Pasadena, Calif., Dr. Humberto Campins, who holds degrees from the University of Kansas (BA Astronomy 1977) and the University of Arizona, presented his team's findings that a second asteroid,65 Cybele, shows evidence of water ice and organic molecules. Dr. Campins' team made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid. Dr. Campins joined the University of Central Florida in 2002 as the Provost Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy and head of the Planetary and Space Science Group.

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