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Astronomers Discover A Huge Chemical "Factory" In Interstellar Space, Suggesting Origin Of Water In Solar System

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April 10, 1998
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Cornell University
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A team of U.S. astronomers, led by Cornell University astrophysicist Martin Harwit, has discovered a massive concentration of water vapor within a cloud of interstellar gas close to the Orion nebula. The amount of water measured is so high -- enough to fill the Earth's oceans 60 times a day -- that the researchers believe it provides an important clue to the origin of water in the solar system.


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Cornell University. (1998, April 10). Astronomers Discover A Huge Chemical "Factory" In Interstellar Space, Suggesting Origin Of Water In Solar System. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980410102358.htm
Cornell University. "Astronomers Discover A Huge Chemical "Factory" In Interstellar Space, Suggesting Origin Of Water In Solar System." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980410102358.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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