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Water in Space

8 July 2024
Astronomy, cosmology

Gary sent in the link https://www.unilad.com/technology/space/12-billion-year-old-water-discovered-space-916841-20240704 … a huge reservoir of water in space. Found by astronomers using the telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Other telescopes were also involved. The puddle in space is the equivalent of 140 trillion times all the water in earth’s oceans. Water discovered inside the Earth is four times as much as all the water in earth’s oceans. Lots of water – or the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. However, the water in space, it is claimed, surrounds a feeding black hole – known as a quasar. See also https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/astronomers-find-largest-most-distant-reservoir-of-water

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