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    Solar System’s Water is Older Than the Sun

    Next time you’re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.

    So concludes a team of scientists who ran computer models comparing the ratios of hydrogen isotopes over time. Taking into account new insights that the solar nebula had less ionizing radiation than previously thought, the models show that at least some of the water found in the ocean, as well as in comets, meteorites and on the moon, predate the sun’s birth. Read more

    "If you think that this is all there is, that our world sits in magnificent isolation. Then you’re wrong" - Brian Cox

    science-junkie:

    Half of Earth’s water formed before the sun was born

    Water may be more widespread in planetary systems than previously thought. A team of researchers studying the origin of the water in our solar system has concluded that up to half of it formed before the sun itself was born—that is, in the cloud of dust and gas that was the progenitor of our solar system. If water can form in abundance in such clouds, then it may be found everywhere.

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    kavaeric:

    I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.

    That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.

    That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…


    - Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]

    (via thotiemusprime)

    IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula by Jesús M. Vargas and Maritxu Poyal

    "New reprocessed. This time the sum total of Narrow Band + RGB + Luminance Halfa shots, treated with stars."

    The Pelican Nebula is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name. [**]

    (Source: afro-dominicano, via kids2kings)

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