The earth has three parts of water and one part of the earth – yet scientists have yet to fully agree on the theory of how this water originated.
New post from Arizona State University researchers say that the water on the ground was made of material and gas-fired asteroids along with the left gas from the formation of the Sun.
This study can tell us a lot about how the planet is formed and its potential to support life.
Most of the Earth is covered with water, but we certainly do not know the origin of the water.
Asteroid water and comet ice are not the only possible sources of water
Scientists have noted that since comets contain lots of ice cream, they could supply some water. Asteroids, which are not so rich in water and still rich, could also be a source.
Asteroids, which are the water resources of the earth in the earliest days of its origin, are not a new concept. Previous studies have shown that the water resources that arose earlier could survive through all of the heated redevelopments of the blue planet.
In fact, it's the simplest explanation like the chemical signatures found in the water of the Earth are the same that are found in the water to the asteroids.
However, hydrogen found in Earth's waters is not exactly the same type of hydrogen found in other parts of the Earth – especially near its source. This suggests that asteroids are probably not the only source.
"But there is another way to think about water sources in the forming days of the solar system," said Peter Buseck, a professor at Arizona State University.
"Because water is hydrogen plus oxygen and oxygen is rich, any source of hydrogen could serve as the origin of ground water," Buseck added.
The country has undergone a series of rapid changes at the time of its inception.
So where does hydrogen water come from on Earth?
The study raises widely accepted concepts of hydrogen in the Earth's water by indicating that this element is partly derived from the clouds of dust and gas that remain after the sun's creation – called the solar nebula.
If the plentiful hydrogen in the nebula could connect with the rocky material of the Earth that would arise, it could be the ultimate origin of the global ocean of the Earth, scientists said.
This is supported by recent research that states that solar-powered gas could exist along with growing planets that would allow hydrogen to flood into the deepest parts of the planet.
"The solar nebula was given the slightest attention among existing theories, although it was the predominant supply of hydrogen in our early solar system," said lead author Jun Wu, assistant professor of research at the age.
How can this new study better understand planet formation?
The new findings fit into current theories about how the sun and the planets formed. Instead of trying to explain the origin of all terrestrial water the only source, the study also takes into account several factors that could cause such a great change.
It also has consequences for habitable planets outside the solar system, as this finding says that even if the planets are away from water-rich asteroids, they can still retain water. This in turn means that the creation of residential planets is not a time-consuming process as predicted earlier.
The creation of residential planets is not a time-consuming process as predicted.
Astronomers have discovered more than 3,800 planets orbiting other stars, and many of them appear to be rocky bodies that do not differ significantly from ours.
The research team is trying to gather more data samples from the Earth's mantle to support a new study, and to advance with laboratory experiments to understand the chemical processes in more detail, as they might occur under the conditions of the atmosphere existing in the early Earth.
(With inputs from IANS)
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