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Existence of water in Earth’s lower mantle: A diamond study

by Jodie Jackson, RX Science

In a recent study, the scientists have discovered water within the lower mantle of Earth. According to the new discovery, unexpected amounts of water is present about 640 km deep inside the Earth and possibly beyond. They got their research published in the journal Science. This study leads to new questions like whether we are aware of the presence of water down below our planet. Also what else we could find there.

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Who needs asteroids? Earth makes its own water deep within the mantle

by Peter Dockrill, Science Alert

Our planet could be self-sufficient

Life on Earth depends on the existence of water, but despite it covering some 70 percent of the planet’s surface, scientists have never really been sure where it all comes from.

While the popular view has been that icy asteroids or comets could have brought water to Earth billions of years ago in an epic collision that filled the planet’s oceans, a new study shows Earth’s inner regions had the necessary ingredients to make water all along, hidden deep underground. Continue reading Who needs asteroids? Earth makes its own water deep within the mantle