Meier Corroboration #190

November 3rd, 2016

10. The reality explains, however, that today’s diversity of living beings on Earth has developed in its origin through primordial microorganisms, which came to Earth through impacts of asteroids and comets and meteorites, as well as through gases and dust clouds drifting through space, which also reached the planet.
11. In the same way this is to be seen with regard to the first quantities of water, which were brought to Earth by impacts of water-bearing asteroids from the outer areas of the asteroid belt, as well as transneptunic objects in the form of comets and meteors, which fell to Earth as meteorites, as well as by chemical elements, oxygen atoms and hydrogen atoms.
12. From this water, which is formed from two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom each, was formed in different ways on Earth.
13. However, a part of Earth’s water has also originated on Earth itself, namely through condensation, which has originated through the outgassing of the magma from the hot interior of Earth and continues to originate, but in a much lesser way.


[Editor’s note:  There may be other contact reports that mention the origin of water on Earth, however I just picked this CR because I had read it not too long ago.  The topic of panspermia was dicsussed in CR 544.]

May 27th, 2019

Observations of Comet Wirtanen by the Strategic Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the world’s largest airborne observatory, support the notion that comets may have delivered water to Earth.

A closeup study of this comet by SOFIA in December 2018 revealed water in its coma, or nucleus of solid material, is very similar to that in Earth’s oceans, meaning both may share a common origin.

Ordinary water is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, which is why it is known as H2O. However, there is another type of water, which has an extra neutron, or neutrally charged particle, within one of its hydrogen atoms. This is known as heavy water or HDO.

Detecting HDO is difficult, as it requires special instruments and can be done only when comets come close to Earth or through missions to the comets, like Rosetta, which visited Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Since the 1980s, scientists have successfully measured this ratio in just 12 comets.

If a comet’s ratio of heavy water to regular water is found to match the ratio of these in Earth’s oceans, that strongly indicates the possible common origin for which scientists are searching.

Comets originate from two locations in the outer solar system. Short-period comets, which have orbits of 200 years or fewer, come from the Kuiper Belt, a region of leftover debris from the solar system’s formation and some dwarf planets, located beyond Neptune and Pluto. Long-term comets, which can have orbits of several thousand years, come from the Oort Cloud, a distant spherical shell of small icy bodies surrounding the entire solar system.

Scientists have long speculated that Earth’s water was delivered by comets that impacted the planet in the solar system’s early years. Finding that Comet Wirtanen’s ratio of heavy water to regular water matches that of Earth’s oceans strengthens this claim.


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