Science Questions

From where do comets get their water?

Mon, 25th Feb 2013

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Question

David Gould asked:

Where does the ice and water come from that makes up the comet? Do water molecules exist in space?

Answer

We put this question to Dr Jonathan Shanklin, director of the Comet sections of the British Astronomical Association and the Society for Popular Astronomy...

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