Scientists find ‘missing link’ in search for where our water came from


Scientists have found what they say is the “missing link” in the search for where the water in our solar system came from.

Gaseous water was seen around a distant star, in the planet-forming disc that surrounds it.

That observation helps explain how water came from star-forming gas clouds onto planets like Earth – and supports the idea that the water that surrounds us is older than our Sun.