Scientists Find Liquid Water Inside A Meteorite, Revealing Clues About The Early Solar System

Scientists Find Liquid Water Inside A Meteorite, Revealing Clues About The Early Solar System

Scientists have spotted water in a primitive meteorite, expanding our understanding of the ancient solar system.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • This new work expands our understanding of how planets evolved in our solar system as this type of meteorite water could have contributed to water on planet Earth long ago.
  • The researchers think that the parent asteroid of this smaller space rock (fragments from the Sutter's Mill meteorite) likely formed with frozen water and carbon dioxide. That means it had to have formed in a cold part of the solar system (most likely beyond Jupiter's orbit), only later making its way to Earth.

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