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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:06 PM

8. I think every body in the solar system has water.

or ice on it.

In fact, unless there's something really weird about a planet or moon, I think every body which revolves around just about any star in the galaxy has H2O on it someplace.

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe. On Earth, Oxygen is, by far, the most common element. The Kuiper belt and Oort cloud are composed of millions, possibly billions, of comets which have H2O as a major constituent.

I think water must be in any star system, because I think it forms naturally throughout the galaxy, in dust clouds, etc.

The SETI people say, "Follow the water."

I think water is the rule, not the exception.

There are few bodies in our solar system without it. In fact, I have not heard of a single one that they've ruled it out.

Even Earth's moon has plenty of it. And now Mercury. The rest of the planets we already know about, and many of the moons.

I think it is a good hypothesis.

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