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Thread: Moon’s Water Came From Comets, Study Says

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    Moon’s Water Came From Comets, Study Says

    A new study reveals that the water within the Apollo Moon rocks – and within the Moon itself — likely came from comets bombarding the nascent lunar surface, shortly after it formed following an impact event with a young Earth and Mars-sized protoplanet. The recent findings of abundant water at the lunar poles by the [...]

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    I don't see why they were surprised that isotope ratio was different between water on Earth vs Moon. I would think that the Earth's atmosphere would account for the difference.

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