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Issue 47, 2010
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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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01 Jul 2010
01 Oct 2010
First published
22 Oct 2010

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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