Water below Earth’s surface: Ringwoodite rock may hide reservoir three times bigger than the oceans.
Earth May Have a Vast Underground “Ocean” (Video)
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June 16 2014 3:09 PM

The Water Down Below

A reservoir deep beneath the Earth’s surface may contain three times the water of our oceans combined.

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Published in the journal Science, a new study supports the belief that our oceans slowly filled with water from inside the planet rather than arriving on icy comets.

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