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Where on Earth has our water come from?

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The presence of water in the Earth has long been an enigma. However, computer modelling techniques have shown that the adsorption of water onto the fractal surfaces of interplanetary dust particles, which are present in the planetary accretion disk, is sufficiently strong to provide a viable origin of terrestrial water.

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The article was received on 01 Jul 2010, accepted on 01 Oct 2010 and first published on 22 Oct 2010

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02312D
Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 8923-8925

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    Where on Earth has our water come from?

    N. H. D. Leeuw, C. R. A. Catlow, H. E. King, A. Putnis, K. Muralidharan, P. Deymier, M. Stimpfl and M. J. Drake, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8923
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02312D

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