29 Jul '11, 11am

Huge Water Reservoir Discovered in Space | Care2 Causes

Huge Water Reservoir Discovered in Space | Care2 Causes

Scientists have found a vast reservoir of water, equal to 140 trillion times all the water on Earth. Unfortunately, it’s 12 billion light years away, and surrounds an enormous black hole. The water is not exactly accessible: it is in the form of vapor, 300 trillion times less dense than Earth’s atmosphere, spread across hundreds of light years. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Matt Bradford observed , “The environment around this quasar is very unique in that it’s producing this huge mass of water. It’s another demonstration that water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest times.” The discovery of so much water, so far away, is tantalizing. Water scarcity affects livelihoods and lives around the world; 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity, and over a billion more lack access to clean water. Scarcity is also affected by energy gener...

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