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December 22, 2014
Ancient Earth Made Its Own Water - Geologically
San Francisco CA (SPX) Dec 23, 2014
by Pam Frost Gorder A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes, or did water come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? The answer is likely "both," according to researchers at The Ohio State University- and the same amount of water that currently fills the Pacific Ocean could be buried deep inside the planet right now. At the America ... read more
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