Posted on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 | 27 comments| News tip by: Persia
Image credit: NASA
Two teams of astronomers have located an immense reservoir of water in the far reaches of the universe.
The water is situated near a quasar over 30 billion trillion miles away and is greater in volume than 140 trillion times that of all the world's water combined in addition to being over 100,000 times the mass of the sun. "The environment around this quasar is unique in that itís producing this huge mass of water," says JPL scientist Matt Bradford.
"Water really is everywhere. Two teams of astronomers, each led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe."