The Solar Wind is an Interplanetary Water Factory

Hydrogen ions in the solar wind react with oxygen in interplanetary dust grains to form little packets of water, potentially supplying Earth with its water. Could stellar water factories supply exoplanets, too?

Published On 01/21/2014
3:00 PM EST
The Earth is bathed in a constant stream of particles from the solar wind -- could these particles have a role to play in interplanetary water production? | NASA