New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

October 31, 2014 by  
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A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of water to a much earlier time than previously believed. Thanks to new data from NASA’s 4-Vesta project, the team demonstrated that the most primitive type of known meteorite could have brought water to Earth very early on in the planet’s formation. The implications for an earlier “wet Earth” include the possibility that life on our planet began much earlier than previously thought and could once have existed on the other inner planets . Read the rest of New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4-Vesta , age of water , asteroids , Earth’s water almost as old as the planet , isotopes , meteorites , nasa , water in the solar system , water issues , WHOI , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

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