Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence--In Space
By Charles Fishman, from Fastcompany.com
July 28, 2011
Around a black hole 12 billion light years away, there's an almost unimaginable vapor cloud of water--enough to supply an entire planet's worth of water for every person on earth, 20,000 times over.
Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it's almost impossible to describe.
The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush.
Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet's worth of water--20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth--Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over--20,000 times over.