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This Fallen Meteorite Has Water Similar to That on Earth!

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A meteorite that is recovered within 12 hours of landing is the most pristine specimen we can obtain without traveling to outer space.

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The Winchcombe meteorite is a unique discovery, it has a hydrogen isotope ratio equal to that of the water on Earth.

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Earth-like water makes up about 11% of the meteorite's weight, which has left scientists wondering about the implications of Earth's early origin.

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The meteorite provides a glimpse at a rare type of high silicate rock called a carbonaceous chondrite, which contains just around 2% carbon by weight.

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The Winchcombe meteorite is the first of its kind and was found in the UK.

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The majority of the water is trapped in minerals that were formed as a result of reactions between fluids and rocks on the asteroid the meteorite came from.

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