Oxygen found on Comet

Oxygen has been detected for the first time in the gas cloud surrounding a comet. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which is the comet that the  probe of the space craft Rosetta landed on, was found to have molecular oxygen. This has never been found before on a comet as oxygen has only been found combined in water and the oxides of carbon in other comets.

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