[FoRK] Drought: SOLVED

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Mon Sep 26 07:17:05 PDT 2016

All we need is an FTL drive.


Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water

Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir
of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140
trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge,
feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.

"The environment around this quasar is very unique in that it's producing
this huge mass of water," said Matt Bradford, a scientist at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "It's another demonstration that
water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest
times." Bradford leads one of the teams that made the discovery. His team's
research is partially funded by NASA and appears in the Astrophysical
Journal Letters.

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