Oceans on Earth were 'home-grown' and formed because the young planet had a thick blanket of hydrogen, which reacted with oxides in the mantle to form lakes and seas, Japanese planetary scientists have said.
The dominant view has been that Earth got its share of water from moisture-rich asteroids and comets that rained down on the planet during its formative years.
(Via The Anomalist.)
Friday, September 28, 2007
Earth's oceans were 'home-grown', not from outer space