DailyDirt: Water On The Earth And Beyond...

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The Earth is obviously covered in a lot of water, but a lot more water could potentially exist below the Earth's surface. It's actually somewhat difficult to know exactly how much water exists on our own planet, so it's even harder to figure out how much water exists on other planets or moons. We also don't really know where all the Earth's water originally came from -- icy comets, asteroids or some chemical process that could only occur while the Earth itself was forming. But in any case, water is a fascinating substance to look for, and here are just a few articles on this unique liquid. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    abc gum, Feb 15th, 2012 @ 5:06pm

    Two oxygen atoms walk into a bar, one says to the other ...
    "Hey, that hydrogen just stole one of my electrons!"
    The other oxygen atom says "Are you sure?"
    First oxygen atom says "I'm positive."

     

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    abc gum, Feb 15th, 2012 @ 5:41pm

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    I am disappoint

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Feb 15th, 2012 @ 6:05pm

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    usually that's a joke for protons...

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 15th, 2012 @ 10:49pm

    “All These Worlds Are Yours...”

    Enceladus is also an ice-covered moon (one of Saturn’s), like a smaller version of Europa. Wonder if it has a liquid ocean as well?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 1:28am

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    Oh, the iony...

     

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    Rekrul, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 3:10am

    Russian scientists are drilling down through over 2 miles of ice to Antarctica’s biggest subglacial lake, Vostok. There could be exotic lifeforms in these waters which haven't seen daylight for millions of years.

    Sure, at first it's just microbes under a slide, but before you know it, dogs are splitting in two, decapitated heads are sprouting legs and you don't know who to trust! Geez, haven't these guys ever watched a movie?

     

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    gab4moi (profile), Feb 16th, 2012 @ 4:52am

    water, water everywhere...

    wow, two miles of ice then... SUPER FRACKING TIME!!!

     

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    Pixelation, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 7:12am

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    I prefer to remain neutral about it.

     

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    Pixelation, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 7:14am

    "and it's not known where all the water went. "

    Duh, Galactus got thirsty on his way to earth.

     

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