January 29, 2014
Interplanetary dust particles could be delivering water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets scientists have found.
Interplanetary dust — dust that has come from comets, asteroids, and leftover debris from the birth of the solar system — continually rains down on the Earth and other Solar System bodies.
These particles are bombarded by the solar wind, predominately hydrogen ions. This ion bombardment knocks the atoms… read more