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Nearby Planet-Forming Disk Holds Water for Thousands of Oceans


Science & Tech  (tags: Nearby, planet-, forming, disk, holds, water, for, thousands, of, oceans )

Agnes
- 905 days ago - esciencenews.com
For the first time, astronomers have detected around a burgeoning solar system a sprawling cloud of water vapor that's cold enough to form comets, which could eventually deliver oceans to dry planets. Water is an essential ingredient



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Carol H. (229)
Monday October 24, 2011, 6:50 am
noted, thank you Agnes
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Monday October 24, 2011, 7:50 am
very interesting. thanks.
 

Jarno Lahtinen (26)
Monday October 24, 2011, 9:41 am
Astronomy is always interesting. As I understand it, water is actually the most common molecular substance in the universe. Though of course, most of it is not in liquid form. In any case, this makes me think that life, of at least basic level, probably isn't that uncommon in the universe.
 

Kath P. (10)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:03 am
Absolutely amazing!!
 

. (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:17 am
noted..great article..thanks Agnes
 

tracey p. (84)
Monday October 24, 2011, 11:34 am
interesting article. thank you.
noted.
 

gene p. (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:37 pm
We may need that water, unless we begin to treat ours better.
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:21 pm
We are a long way from that water, so don't get your hopes up. We'd better take care of what we have here. Thanks for posting.
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Monday October 24, 2011, 2:29 pm
Thank for the reads, noted.
 

Ralph F. (63)
Monday October 24, 2011, 3:05 pm
I like the phrase, "A solar system to be." Gives a hopeful, exciting feeling.
 

Gary A L. (129)
Monday October 24, 2011, 4:45 pm
cool thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 5:44 pm
Interesting article.
 

Jerry B. (118)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:01 pm
Noted what a great fined, good article ..thanks Agnes!
 

Missy D. (1)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 11:44 pm
Wow! This is really interesting news! There's many, many amazing things out there in the solar system that we've yet to discover.
 
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