Origin of water in the solar system

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Origin of water in the solar system

Post by Lazarus on 29th September 2014, 4:49 pm

Cleeves et al. (2014) "The ancient heritage of water ice in the solar system"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.7398

Suggests a fair fraction of the Earth's water originated from the parent molecular cloud rather than the circumsolar disc. If true this may have implications for the delivery of water to exoplanetary systems as well.
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