The Water in Our Bodies Makes Us All Part Alien, Sort of

Image: Jonathan Knowles, Getty Images

Image: Jonathan Knowles, Getty Images

“A new study published today (Sept. 25) in the journal Science suggests that between 10 to 30 percent of the Earth’s water is older than the sun, and likely hails from comets born outside our solar system. That means that the human body, which is 60 percent water, contains a significant percentage of extraterrestrial aqua; in that sense, we are all part alien.”  – Douglas Main, Newsweek

And if it’s true of us, it’s probably true of others. Life elsewhere may take similar forms because water may form its basis, as it does ours.

Read more:

Much of Earth’s Water Is Older Than the Sun, and Came From Deep SpaceNewsweek

Up to Half of Earth’s Water Is Older Than the SunNew Scientist

Half of Earth’s Water Formed Before the Sun Was BornScience

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