Meteorites may have brought water to Earth in the recent past

meteorite in space

Dr Lucy McGee from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University Adelaide is co-author on a new paper published in Science on the 8 January 2021.

Some meteorites that fell to Earth relatively recently may have contained liquid water within the past million years. This means space rocks might have delivered water to our planet’s surface throughout its history rather than just very early on. Read more

Subscribers to Science can read “Carbonaceous chrondite meteorites experienced fluid flow within the past million years” by Turner, S., et al, Science, Vol 371, Issue 6525, pp. 164-167, 8 Jan 2021.

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