Water inside Earth’s mantle? Un-freakin-believable

Several science websites, among them New Scientists and University of Alberta, have reported that there is water in the mantle, 700 kilometers beneath our feet.

Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, says that the water is trapped inside a blue rock called ringwoodite. And that is liquid water, if you ask. Wow, that is something new.

Right now it seems that the water we have in the oceans came from beneath, not from comets and there is 3 times more water in the mantle than on the surface. Just wow.

Quote from New Scientists:

“It’s rock with water along the boundaries between the grains, almost as if they’re sweating,” says Jacobsen.

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