Largest ever mass of cosmic water discovered

Turns out water has been present in the universe for most of its history. Astronomers studying a distant quasar — a supermassive black hole actively feeding on gaseous material — detected the presence of water vapor in the cold material surrounding the quasar.

Water vapor has been discovered elsewhere/when in the universe, particularly in water masers emanating from objects as varied as the Saturn system to far-distant galaxies, but this latest observation pushes the earliest detection of water back to a mere 1.6 billion years after the big bang. It’s also the largest mass of water ever discovered — about “140 trillion times more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined.”

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One thought on “Largest ever mass of cosmic water discovered

  1. This is an amazing all cornfirms the creation of God,it took God six days to creat the univers but it’s taken scientics lots of years to To fine out .

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