More Water Than All of Earth’s Oceans Combined Believed to Exist Inside the Earth

Feb 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm |
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Where Did the Oceans Come From?

Scientists have long pondered where the Earth’s water came from. Common hypotheses include that it arrived on meteorites or that it gradually oozed up from inside of the Earth’s mantle.

Recent evidence supports the latter claim after scientists discovered traces of water in certain minerals from within the transition zone deep inside the planet.

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Could there be an entire massive “ocean,” hundreds of miles below our feet? These researchers think so.

And it all has to do with this tiny mineral…

Sometimes the biggest discoveries are found in the smallest minerals…

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