Sources

Scientific Papers

  • Campins, H., et al. "Water ice and organics on the surface of the asteroid 24 Themis." Nature (April 29, 2010).
  • Rivkin, A. S., et al. "Detection of ice and organics on an asteroidal surface." Nature (April 29, 2010).

Images

  • Comet animation (AMNH Cosmic Collisions)
  • Asteroid visualization (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)
  • Themis group animation (G. Pérez, Servicio Multimedia, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain)