A team of European researchers has announced the discovery of a huge accumulation of water’ vapor beyond our solar system.
Using the European Observatory Herschel, researchers have observed water’ vapor which coming from the ice deposited around dust particles surrounding a star 176 light years.
Water vapor – which could easily fill thousands of oceans like those on Earth – could give “birth” the surfaces of water of young planets, as it is believed that happened 4.5 billion years ago on Earth.
“Scientists long suspected that there are such water reservoirs in the outer regions of the planetary disc … now, theory becomes considerably stronger”, said astronomer Michiel Hogerheijde (Observatory Leiden, Netherlands).
The discovery not only explains the origin of Earth’ water, but also indicates that it is likely that outside our galaxy could be more Earth-like planets.