Water Rich Rocky Planetary Body Found Orbiting a White Dwarf

October 11, 2013 10:29 AM

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A group of astronomers for the first time have discovered water in an asteroid orbiting a dying star dubbed GD61 outside our solar system. The finding suggests that the celestial object could have supported life.

Scientists at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge have discovered large amount of water in the debris of an exoplanet that is surrounding a white dwarf star called GD61. This finding suggests the existence of earth-like habitable bodies.

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