For the first time ever, a meteorite is found to have water which doesn’t belong to Earth. It had hit the town of Gloucestershire last February.
Astronomers think that the extra-terrestrial water on the meteorite may give clues about the origin of water on Earth itself.
As high as 12% of the meteorite is composed of space water. It would be interesting to see how much it resembles the earth's water.
It is also said that it is the least contaminated sample that has been collected till now which promises a more precise conclusion.
The meteorite was found & collected within 12 hours of reaching Earth. Thus, it has minimum contamination from Earthly influence.
Although there is enough consensus regarding finding life in space, the topic of origin of water till now has been a matter of debate and confusion.
Are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, the cause of origin of water on our planet, or is it something else we haven’t yet thought about?