UNITED KINGDOM: For the first time, scientists have found water from another planet in a meteorite. The meteorite was found after it struck a driveway in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, in February.
Scientists now think that the space water in the meteorite may offer more information about the creation of water on Earth.
According to researchers, water made up about 12 per cent of the sample. As a result, it may shed a great deal of light on how water came to exist on Earth. That’s because, according to sources, it is the least polluted specimen that has been gathered thus far.
They claim that the sample was taken within 12 hours after the object’s impact on the planet. As a result, neither the water nor the materials on Earth had tainted it.
For scientists, this is advantageous since it provides an almost entirely untainted view of water found outside of our world. And since researchers are constantly interested in learning how the oceans on Earth developed, they are optimistic that it might offer some insights.
The genesis of water on Earth has long been a topic of heated discussion. Asteroids like Bennu have shed some light on how life first developed on Earth, but it has always been challenging to pinpoint the precise origin of the water. Whether comets or asteroids were the primary contributors to the first water to develop on Earth has been the subject of considerable discussion.
While this specific sample cannot provide a conclusive explanation, it does offer fresh information about the concentrations of water that may have been carried by meteorites to the surface.
Additionally, some scientists believe that comets and meteorites probably had a significant part in the genesis of water on Earth because the composition is so close to that of water on Earth.
It’s a significant thing that extraterrestrial water was discovered on this meteorite. However, it is insufficient to completely blast the item apart. Future samples may perhaps offer even more information, allowing researchers to pinpoint the true source of water on Earth.