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Re: halite in Monahans
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- Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 16:40:45 GMT
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> Now this is interesting, where does Mr Gibson find these asteroidal brines?
In the interior of a large asteroid. To get liquid water, you would
need ice under pressure melted by a little heat. These conditions
could of existed in the early history of an asteroid. Note that Hubble
images of Vesta indicated lava flows on that asteroid.
>As I am just a layman, I wouldnt think to question that, except I've herd
>somewhere that water in liquid form has only been found on the Earth, Mars
>(in prehistoric times) ans possibly Europa. Now with scientific
>confermation of not only water on Europa, but BRINE, and Halite deposits,
>Things are looking a little different.
Add Ganymede and Callisto to the list. Galileo has recently found
evidence that a liquid ocean may have existed on those moons as well.
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