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Sci Tech    H2'ed 3/1/21

The Milky Way may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like here on Earth

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From live.staticflickr.com: Water Worlds may exist everywhere in the universe.
Water Worlds may exist everywhere in the universe.
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Astronomers have long been looking into the vast universe in hopes of discovering alien civilizations. But for a planet to have life, liquid water must be present. The likelihood of that scenario has seemed impossible to calculate because it has been the assumption that planets like Earth got their water by chance when a large ice asteroid hit the planet.

Now, researchers from the GLOBE Institute at the University of Copenhagen have published an eye-opening study, indicating that may be present during the very formation of a planet.
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