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Originally posted by autowrench
I hope I put this in the proper forum. this is big, people.
So rocks are 99.9% rock and 0.1% water? That's a very small amount of water, but I've known that rocks contain a small amount of water or oil for decades, since I'd analyze the content of rocks underground for water or oil as a service contractor to oil companies. The rocks usually had either water or oil, and I could measure the rocks with an array of scientific instruments to tell what the content was. For example, salt water is more conductive than oil, so a conductivity instrument was one of the tools I used to help my clients detect the oil. There was water everywhere in the rocks, in small amounts ( the oil was more rare) so this really isn't news to me.
The researchers estimate that up to 0.1 percent of the rock sinking down into the Earth’s mantle in that part of the world is water, which works out to about an Arctic Ocean’s worth of water.
Originally posted by UniverSoul
reply to post by autowrench
thats a lot of water
i have no doubt this place would harbour a lot of life
water + heat = life
Originally posted by XplanetX
The fountains of the deep.
PR 8:27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
PR 8:28 when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
PR 8:29 when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
GE 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
edit on 6-9-2011 by XplanetX because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jeramie
Well, that, along with all of the other underground bodies of water that have been discovered over the years gives people the answer to their question about where all the non-rain water came from in Noah's Flood!
11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by Grifter81
The source says the water is locked up in rock and would just look like rocks to the eye.
If this can happen here there's no reason it couldn't happen on other planets in the solar system, Mars for example.
An intriguing idea, to be sure, and possibly could have tremendous ramifications...(for the preponderance of life in the Universe).