Day: April 24, 2022
How Does Water Get to Earth?
The Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical body known to harbor life. Although there are large amounts of water present throughout the Solar System, Earth has the distinction of having liquid surface water, namely the ocean. With seventy-one percent of its surface covered by water, the ocean dwarfs the ice caps, polar regions, lakes, and rivers. So, how does water get to Earth? Well, as we’ll see, water is abundant on Earth. The structure of the Earth is essentially made of layers and regions. […]