Thursday, 11 December 2014

Rosetta sheds light on origin of Earth's oceans

The oceans are a mystery in more ways than one, but you might not expect the answers to come from a pack of electronics and a comet. But that's what the European Space Agency (ESA) says about the unmanned Rosetta probe orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Though 67P is making its first visit to the inner Solar System and won't come closer to the Earth than hundreds of millions of miles, it is throwing new light on one of the fundamental questions in Earth's history: Where did the oceans come from?.. Continue Reading Rosetta sheds light on origin of Earth's oceans

Section: Space

Tags: Comets, Earth, ESA, Hydrogen, Kuiper Belt, Oort cloud, Rosetta, Solar System, Water

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