The earth is made up of three parts of water and one part of land – yet scientists could not fully agree on a theory of how this water came about.
A New Work by Arizona State University (19459004) Researchers note that water on Earth has been formed from material and gas brought back from the solar formation by asteroids and residual gas.
This study can tell us a lot about the formation of planets and their potential for support life.
Most of the earth is covered with water, but we do not know for sure where the water came from.
Asteroid and comet ice are not the only possible sources of water.
Researchers found that comets contained a lot of ice in it, it could have supplied some water. Asteroids that are not as rich in water but are still abundant could also be a source.
Asteroids are the water sources of the earth in the first days of their formation. Previous studies have proven that sources of water have emerged that have survived early on through all the heated transformations of the blue planet.
This is the simplest explanation, since the chemical signatures found in the Earth's water are the simplest explanation found in water on asteroids .
However, the hydrogen found in the groundwater is not the same hydrogen found in other parts of the world ̵1; especially near its source. This suggests that asteroids were probably not the only source.
"But there's another way to think about water sources in the formative days of the solar system," said Peter Buseck, a professor at Arizona State University.
"Because water is hydrogen plus oxygen, and oxygen is plentiful, any source of hydrogen could have served as the source of the earth's water," added Buseck.
The Earth went through many rapid changes at the time of its creation.
So, where did the hydrogen-producing hydrogen come from?
The study challenges widely accepted ideas about hydrogen in the water of the earth by pointing out that the element came in part from dust and gas clouds that remained after the formation of the sun – the so-called solar nebula.
If the abundant hydrogen in the mist combined with the earth's rock material could be the ultimate source of the Earth's global ocean, the researchers said.
This is supported by recent research describing this sola. R-fog gas could have coexisted with growing planets that would give hydrogen the chance to integrate into the deepest parts of the planets.
"The Sun Nebula has received the slightest attention among existing theories, though it was predominantly hydrogen reservoir in our early solar system," said senior author Jun Wu, a science assistant at the university.
How can this new study help us better understand the birth of planets?
The new finding fits perfectly with current theories about how Sun and the planets formed. Instead of trying to explain the origin of all groundwater with a single source, the study also considers several factors that could have caused such a big change.
It also affects livable planets outside the solar system The survey says that even if planets are far from water-rich asteroids, they could still hold water. This, in turn, means that the formation of habitable planets is not so much a time-lapse process as predicted.
The formation of habitable planets is not so much a time-trial process as previously predicted.
Astronomers have discovered more than 3800 planets orbiting other stars, and many seem to be rocky bodies that are not very different from our own.
The research team tries to gather more data samples from the Earth's mantle to support the New Study and also progress with laboratory experiments to understand the chemical processes in more detail since they occurred under atmospheric conditions in the early Earth could be.
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