Science Some of Earth's water is actually older than the sun, say scientists

Up to half of the water in Earth's oceans is older than the sun and the rest of the solar system, finds new research that suggests that water might be more plentiful in young solar systems than previously thought.

By , Universe Today

A new model suggests that up to half of the water on Earth may be older than the Sun and the rest of the Solar System. The model indicates that much of our planet’s water originated in the molecular cloud that created our Solar System, rather than the disc of material that was orbiting the Sun 4.6 billion years ago.