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Re: Water in the solar system - was Re: halite in Monahans

Ahh... no, I wasn't referring to Monahans. Someone had asked
how common water would be in meteorites or where it is common 
in the solar system. I was answering that it was pretty common.

All of Earth's oceans came from early impacts. 
Murchison has a good deal of water. etc... All petrological types
1 and 2 evolved in a watery environment.

Water is fairly common in the asteroid belt (or was in the early days).

The nearer terrestrial planets were quite dry after the sun flared,
all the water came later.

You would have to be at about 5 AU to find solid water when the Sun was
going through it's early phases.

Geoffcin@aol.com wrote:

>  Jim,
>   WOW!  These is some of the most astonishing things I've ever read here!
> You are saying that the most likely place to look for the water that deposited
> the halite in Monahans is in the outer regions by the orbits of Jupiter and
> Saturn.

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