Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites

@article{Piani2020EarthsWM,
  title={Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites},
  author={L. Piani and Y. Marrocchi and T. Rigaudier and L. Vacher and Dorian Thomassin and B. Marty},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={369},
  pages={1110 - 1113}
}
  • L. Piani, Y. Marrocchi, +3 authors B. Marty
  • Published 2020
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • An unexpected source of Earth's water The abundances of Earth's chemical elements and their isotopic ratios can indicate which materials formed Earth. Enstatite chondrite (EC) meteorites provide a good isotopic match for many elements but are expected to contain no water because they formed in the hot inner Solar System. This would require Earth's water to be from a different source, such as comets. Piani et al. measured hydrogen contents and deuterium/hydrogen ratios (D/H) in 13 EC meteorites… CONTINUE READING
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