Water is the source of life. When mankind explores planets other than the earth, they often look for water resources first.
So far, scientists have found water resources on the moon, in the rings of Saturn, liquid water and ice also exist on Mars, and many planets also have abundant water resources in the ground. In addition to these planets, the solar system may have water resources. More abundant, a lot of water resources may also be stored in meteorites.
When studying a meteorite formed 4.6 billion years ago, scientists accidentally discovered that there are special crystals inside the meteorite. There are nano-scale liquids in the crystals, 15% of which are composed of carbon dioxide.
Did the ancient solar system have abundant water resources?
This special discovery shows that the rocks formed in the ancient solar system contained liquid water and carbon dioxide, and the water resources on the earth, perhaps brought by these meteorites, accumulated billions of years, giving the earth oceans and life. Have a habitat.
Although the meteorite with liquid water was formed 4.6 billion years ago, it only hit the earth in 2012. The meteorite is small in size and did not have any impact on the local area. There are many similar meteorites near the impact point.
Scientists believe that this special crystal may be formed by the combination of water molecules and carbon dioxide in a low-temperature environment, which means that the formation location of this meteorite should be outside the orbit of Jupiter.
Celestial bodies rich in water molecules often form far away from the sun, and then begin to approach the sun, and then hit other planets to provide water for the planet.
By studying the water molecules in meteorites, perhaps the source of the earth’s water resources can be found.
Where does the earth’s abundant water resources come from?
When a planet is formed, it is often just a simple rocky planet. As the sun evolves, the trajectories of various celestial bodies are very chaotic. Various celestial bodies collide and merge with each other, and finally form a relatively stable system.
However, the earth is completely different from other planets-the earth has an atmosphere, magnetic field, water and all the conditions suitable for life. Compared to Mars, which is also in the sun’s habitable zone, the earth is more vibrant at a glance.
Why is the earth suitable for life? In fact, these are all a series of interlocking miracles.
The earth has the right size and quality, which allows the earth to have a higher temperature core, while capturing the atmosphere to form a dense atmosphere.
If a planet is too small, then no atmosphere can be formed; if a planet is too large, the huge gravitational effect will make life on the planet difficult and it is basically impossible to fly.
Due to the presence of the atmosphere and magnetic field, the earth has the ability to resist solar storms, thereby protecting all resources on the earth.
With the formation of the solar system, the remaining matter in the periphery of the solar system began to be attracted by the sun’s gravity and attacked the solar system again. These asteroids far away from the sun may carry abundant water resources. As the asteroids hit the earth, organic matter and water resources began Accumulate on the earth.
If the water in the meteorite has a certain relationship with the earth’s water, then it can provide evidence for this hypothesis. Although there is no pie in the sky, the “source of life” may have appeared in the sky~