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Hi, I did not no where to post this, but geography seemed most suitable, as I could not seem to find the astronomy section. :-(

here is the question I am asking out of curiosity.

when comets, shooting stars meteorites etc crash onto earth, do they bring water to the earth still? as I know asteroids and comets are thought to have brought water billions of years ago, but what about now?
do smaller meteors bring water? or do they burn up before the water is trapped into the atmosphere and becomes part of the water cycle?

cheers, id much appreciate if anyone could help me out.
sorry if this is in the wrong section.
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Hi, I did not no where to post this, but geography seemed most suitable, as I could not seem to find the astronomy section. :-(

here is the question I am asking out of curiosity.

when comets, shooting stars meteorites etc crash onto earth, do they bring water to the earth still? as I know asteroids and comets are thought to have brought water billions of years ago, but what about now?
do smaller meteors bring water? or do they burn up before the water is trapped into the atmosphere and becomes part of the water cycle?

cheers, id much appreciate if anyone could help me out.
sorry if this is in the wrong section.
thats an interesting question. i do astronomy as a hobby and have often wondered the same thing. i don't think a comet has hit earth during human history but i guess it is possible that meteorites do. i will send a link of your question to my friend who knows a bit more about this than i do.
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Hi, I did not no where to post this, but geography seemed most suitable, as I could not seem to find the astronomy section. :-(

here is the question I am asking out of curiosity.

when comets, shooting stars meteorites etc crash onto earth, do they bring water to the earth still? as I know asteroids and comets are thought to have brought water billions of years ago, but what about now?
do smaller meteors bring water? or do they burn up before the water is trapped into the atmosphere and becomes part of the water cycle?

cheers, id much appreciate if anyone could help me out.
sorry if this is in the wrong section.
When they hit Earth I'd imagine the water would have evaporated away when it entered the Earth's atmosphere, due to high temperatures. The temperatures are high because the object is moving so quickly through the atmosphere. So I don't think they'd bring water to Earth. Although they might contain water, I don't think the water would still be there by the time it reached the Earth's surface. But I don't know this for sure.

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thats an interesting question. i do astronomy as a hobby and have often wondered the same thing. i don't think a comet has hit earth during human history but i guess it is possible that meteorites do. i will send a link of your question to my friend who knows a bit more about this than i do.
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