To find out the major source of Earth’s water is pivotal in order to learn how life sustaining circumstances grow and how prone they are to be revealed somewhere else in the Universe.
In fact, our solar system might be started off as ices, which developed in the interstellar space, researchers from the Carnegie Institution stated.
Recent insights revealed that, the solar nebula consists of less ionizing radiation than earlier believed. The models stated that some parts of the water originated in ocean, comets, as well as meteorites and on the moon, which actually predate the sun’s origin. There is just one option that it is formed in the cold, the interstellar cloud from which the sun itself created, researchers claimed.
Conel Alexander revealed about the planet forming disks around young stars. These disks act as a shield from galactic rays developed due to strong solar winds which drastically changing the chemistry happening within the disks. Though, the astronomers believed that it seems very difficult for the region present within the disks to synthesize new molecules.
In addition, it’s not believed to be only water which is expected to endure the solar system formation. “This might be true for the organic matters, which we all know is there in molecular cloud ices. So, I believe this actually strengthens the case that we have interstellar organic matters in comets and meteorites too,” Alexander wrote in an email to Discovery News.
The study is published in the ‘Science’ journal.