Mar 15, 2023

Where did Earth’s water come from? Not these meteorites, finds new study

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Contrary to common assumption, not all meteorites from the outer solar system contain a lot of water.

Scientists are one step closer to figuring out where Earth’s vast quantities of water come from after disqualifying a class of meteorites drifting around in space since the solar system’s birth 4 1/2 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Nature.

Where did Earth’s water come from?


The study may have significant implications for the quest for liquid water and possibly even life on distant planets. It might also aid in understanding the extraordinary circumstances that allowed Earth to become a planet that supports life.

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