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Originally posted by Magnum007
god did all that! god created everything! he did it in 7 days! you are blaspheming blasphemer! water is from god and only god! hare dare you bring science into this!!!
Astronomers observe such protostar systems in the infrared spectrum, because visible light is easily absorbed by the systems' dusty environments, making them invisible to the naked eye.
The protostar lies about a thousand light-years from Earth in a cloud gas and dust. The whole system is called NGC 1333-IRAS 4B, or IRAS 4B for short.
The star is a warm, dense blob of material at the core of the cloud. A disk of planet-forming material is believed to circle the blob.
The radius of the disk is just larger than the distance between Pluto and the sun: about 3.6 billion miles (5.8 billion kilometers).
Based on their data, Watson and his colleagues say that the surface of the disk is -153 degrees Fahrenheit (-103 degrees Celsius).
While this seems frigid by Earth standards, Watson explained, the properties of water are different at the atmospheric pressure of the protostar, which is about a billionth of the pressure at sea level on Earth.
In addition, material equal to 23 times the mass of Earth arrives at the disk each year, Watson said.
"That's the material that's heating on arrival and then gradually cooling as it joins the lower parts of the disk," he said.
"This is very wet stuff. The original state is very wet," he added. "There's plenty of water to make a solar system out of."
Originally posted by Devino
reply to post by SLAYER69
The only problem with this is that almost no water in any form has been found on any comet that has been sampled to date. Comets being balls of ice appears to be pure speculation, it goes against all physical evidence so far.
I was going to say this could explain where Comets come from. Being mostly water/ice.
To be fair though, we have not sampled very many comets thus far. However given the evidence gathered so far I think it is fair to say that comets are not dirty snowballs originating from the outer solar system.
Also keep in mind that water is water no matter what form it takes, solid-liquid or gas. Does anyone know if water can also be in a plasma form? I can only assume that water can be in the fourth state of matter, plasma, since I have not actually researched this myself.
edit on 6/15/2011 by Devino because: spelling
you all just fall for this joke!
Lars Kristensen, a postdoctoral astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands.