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New study finds oceans arrived early to Earth

Post by Athena* on Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:26 pm

Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and are home to the world's greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life on the planet, the answers to two key questions have eluded us: where did Earth's water come from and when?

While some hypothesize that water came late to Earth, well after the planet had formed, findings from a new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) significantly move back the clock for the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system.

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http://www.geologypage.com/2014/11/new-study-finds-oceans-arrived-early-to.html

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