As per a new study, much of the water on the Earth and elsewhere in solar system, dates back to the birth of the sun. as per the finding, water is incorporated commonly throughout the Milky Way galaxy. Researchers stated that this is good news for anyone who hopes that Earth is not the only world for hosting life.
IIse Cleeves, the lead author of the study stated that “The implications of our study are that interstellar water-ice remarkably survived the incredibly violent process of stellar birth to then be incorporated into planetary bodies,”
If the formation of the sun was typical, there is a likelihood of interstellar ices, including water, surviving. These are a common ingredient during the formation of extrasolar systems. This is exciting particularly when the number of confirmed extrasolar planetary systems to date that they too had access to life-fostering, abundant water during the formation.
Nearly, 2000 exoplanets have been discovered by astronomers so far and there are billions lurking undetected in depths of space. On an average, it is thought that at least 1 planet would be hosted by Milky Way.
Oceans of water are sloshing not only on Earth but also beyond the icy shells of Europa, the Jupiter’s moon and Enceladus, the Saturn Satellite. Water ice is found on Earth’s moon, at Martian poles, on comets as well as inside the shadowed craters on Mercury, the planet which is closest to the sun.
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