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Scientists Discover Huge Reservoir of Water in Space

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These Aliens Must Be Thirsty

When you think of space, do you picture an enormous, possibly endless dark expanse of nothingness, filled with the occasional chunk of rock or ice?

Bet you’ve never pictured an entire floating ocean way out there among the stars, but that’s exactly what two teams of astronomers discovered in a distant quasar, and it’s changing the way scientists understand the universe. Only it’s not an ocean like you or I know.

Among the many reasons why this discovery is hugely important to the scientific community is that this is the largest, oldest, and most distant mass of water ever found in the universe.

quasar Kaurus7

Source: Twitter @Kaurus7

And that’s just the beginning…