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A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of Earth's water

Written by  Copernical Team Friday, 24 May 2019 06:51
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Paris, France (SPX) May 24, 2019
image Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown that their water differs from that in our oceans. Now, however, an international team, bringing together CNRS researchers and the Paris Observatory has found that one family of comets, the hyperactive comets, contains water similar to terrestrial water. Acco

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