Where Did Earth's Water Come From?

published 7 years ago by Neptune Studios

Earth didn't have water when it formed, but it does now! How did it get wet?

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at Facebook.com slash science alert or science alert.com. Unlike every other planet in our solar system earth's surface is 70 percent liquid water which while useful for life is also kind of weird because everything we know about how and when our planet formed says earth service should be bone dry the story goes like this our solar system formed from the collapse of a large cloud of dust and gas the dense blob of gas at the center ignited form the sun which as a young on stable star unleashed a fierce solar wind over time this stream of charged particles pushed the remaining gas cloud farther and farther out leaving only solid particles behind to clump together into rocks planetesimals and finally the rocky planets of the inner solar system that we today and here's the problem water in the form of ice couldn't have been one of the solid particles that stuck around for our planet because the early ...

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