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

  title={Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites},
  author={Laurette Piani and Yves Marrocchi and Thomas Rigaudier and Lionel G. Vacher and Dorian Thomassin and Bernard Marty},
  pages={1110 - 1113}
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… Expand
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