Water and astrobiology

@article{Mottl2007WaterAA,
  title={Water and astrobiology},
  author={M. Mottl and B. Glazer and R. Kaiser and K. Meech},
  journal={Chemie Der Erde-geochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={67},
  pages={253-282}
}
Water is formed from two of the three most abundant elements in the universe and so is abundant in interstellar space, in our Solar System, and on Earth, where it is an essential compound for the existence of life as we know it. Water ice acts as a substrate and reactant in interstellar clouds of gas and dust, enabling the formation of organic compounds that are important precursors to life and that eventually became incorporated into comets and asteroids in the early Solar System. Laboratory… Expand

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