The amazing meteorite that fell on a town in England provides new clues about how Earth’s water was formed

  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC Science Correspondent


The Winchcombe meteorite broke away from a larger asteroid passing between Mars and Jupiter.

A meteorite that crashed in Winkcombe, UK, last year contained almost as much water as Earth.

This reinforces the idea that rocks from space brought key chemical components, including water, to the planet early in its history, billions of years ago.

The meteorite is the most important meteorite recovered in the United Kingdom.

The scientists who published the first detailed analysis say so He brought up some great ideas.

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