Where Did Earth's Water Come From?

  • Published: 07 February 2014
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    Earth didn't have water when it formed, but it does now! How did it get wet?

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Comments • 14 747

  • Gina Zeigler
    Gina Zeigler  18 hours back


    • Lucas Chong
      Lucas Chong  3 days back


      • Shook
        Shook  3 days back

        My friends said water come from god.

        • Default Bloxian
          Default Bloxian  6 hours back

          @Shook you're brainwashed, god isn't real

        • Shook
          Shook  7 hours back

          I don't speak despacito

        • Default Bloxian
          Default Bloxian  12 hours back

          kako si mi nedostajala i ja smo u tom trenutku u redu da je u tome da je to. ali to je to bilo i s njima u čast i slavu i da 😎 i da se je i ℹ. i to je dokazano na to 8 i da je to bilo u redu i da je to bilo je u redu i ja smo u tom trenutku u redu da je u. na taj udio e sad je na poslu sam ti odjekivala je korijen odjeke Lopez lkrokrkrpdo dojam je kako je to bilo je u tome redu je 3 je i to u redu rasponu redu rasponu je između od u mene toga i je.

      • BreBre Tv
        BreBre Tv  4 days back

        All of the other planets bullied Earth because Earth is so healthy with all this water.

        • Captain Artist
          Captain Artist  5 days back

          GOD THAZ IT

          • Default Bloxian
            Default Bloxian  12 hours back

            what happen on je izvadio remen i lagano ga je i to u rasponu između ostalog nas je u je u je u to u to redu i je da ja da li i vi ste možete mi u se reći ovom 6 linku je i u to to u u to vrijeme doba vrijeme doba vrijeme u bio kojemu kojem se je li u ponudi obzir da i ja smo se u dogovorili da smo se mi znamo je li moguće da je je se to u to ne dogodilo vrijeme doba se godine dana ne u bi mogu ti biti na i ℹ da ℹ da i se će se u u u redu siječnju je ove godine sezone u kojoj sezonu se u vezi toga s tim da bi bilo se dobro da da da se vidimo ne znam što da vam radim i u subotu u pola redu godine u godinu godinu za to je da je u redu je komentirao sliku je komentirala sliku je su li se može reći kako su je na kraju je sve što je to u bilo kojoj kojem je bio bilo bi 6 i ℹ u u redu i da 😎 je i u ℹ i u petak ⚂ i u petak u navečer u u sobu ⚂ i ℹ u redu da i ℹ i u redu i ℹ u redu i da je to i poslo zagaru koji je kao 3 i i dalje izradu web

        • Rebeca Gacha fan
          Rebeca Gacha fan  5 days back

          The other planets are very jealous

          • Cookie Angel Annika De jesus

            Umm.... i think if you know god......

            • jvess12
              jvess12  5 days back

              You know what water came for God XD

              • Matt Willson
                Matt Willson  6 days back

                You can't blame oceans on chondrites because if this were true you would see oceans on the moon as well 😉

                • LOVISIONZ prod.
                  LOVISIONZ prod.  7 days back

                  Let me tell u why this is bullshit so eventually the earth should be all water at the rate it took to get it were its at now did it just stop all of a sudden how come were not getting more meteors with water now?

                  • SuperninjaYTbro
                    SuperninjaYTbro  1 weeks back

                    Space dust
                    Even crazier space dust

                    • Waqar Ahmed
                      Waqar Ahmed  1 weeks back

                      So why did all these watery meteoroids decide to crash on earth and not on mars or venus

                      • Unchosen Zombie
                        Unchosen Zombie  1 weeks back

                        Lie lie lie lie lie

                        • KingDean16
                          KingDean16  2 weeks back

                          Earths water came from god there question answered

                          • Sneaky Weasel
                            Sneaky Weasel  2 weeks back

                            This doesn't make sense😑

                            • Steel City Interpreters


                              • Venus Online
                                Venus Online  3 weeks back

                                behind your explanation there was someone one that your human mind cannot reach....that is God Almighty....

                                • Edward Sanchez
                                  Edward Sanchez  3 weeks back

                                  Because who ever created this flat earth put the water here

                                  • irishbreakfast
                                    irishbreakfast  3 weeks back

                                    water was the main ingredient in what would later become earth long before it coalesced. life was also present in that primal gaseous mix before we became a solid.

                                    • misticwolfEllab basic
                                      misticwolfEllab basic  3 weeks back

                                      From rain 😎

                                      • k0smon
                                        k0smon  3 weeks back

                                        If we can make oil underground, can we not make water also?

                                        • wolfie wolf
                                          wolfie wolf  3 weeks back

                                          God makes water

                                          • XertFate
                                            XertFate  3 weeks back

                                            The earth is placed at a perfect distance from the sun. Not to close to cause the green house effect and not to far away from the sun. This points to an intelligent creator. We are the strongest and most intelligent species on the planet filled with emotions . God is real. If you think the human race was just a probability of the universe you are surely mistaken

                                            • Tadek Bnaszek
                                              Tadek Bnaszek  4 weeks back

                                              EARTH IS FLAT NOT ROUND YOU FAT SHIT

                                              • superkirbykillblue Nieto Pinto

                                                IT CAME FROM GOD

                                                • ALpha Omega
                                                  ALpha Omega  4 weeks back

                                                  But how come earth only had water? And not mars too?

                                                  • yee ee
                                                    yee ee  1 months back

                                                    the balls

                                                    • United States Of America
                                                      United States Of America  1 months back


                                                    • Fire peashooter the YouTuber

                                                      Uranis : this is not funny

                                                      • Scp 173
                                                        Scp 173  1 months back

                                                        W a t e r

                                                        • ObscureEntity Premium Updates And Codes

                                                          If We Didn't have water we would Die cause Water is an important Liquid By God. Earth Is The Only planet with water increased The Gas Giants earth has 70% water and 30% land for us we all only have 80 years or 100 years to Survive and water helps animals including Deer Bird Cats Puppys And more so keep our pretty earth clean and please be kind earth is helping our lives we live on earth and it has Many people it Has Gravity Earth does hard work so Please On Earth Day remember Keep Our Good Earth Clean #ThanksToARobloxianByMe. #ObscureEntity ☺

                                                          • Ben Hartzell
                                                            Ben Hartzell  1 months back

                                                            If I said that God made the water, why would so many people rise up against my answer in anger? Is it truly a ridiculous solution to this question? Don’t think too hard. Look at all the planets in our solar system. Why are none even close to being like Earth in its habitability? God really did create Earth. We push against this answer because of the implications. We don’t want to be accountable to a higher power so we lean on ridiculous theories that dont even come close to making scientific sense. Remember, God invented science. You can’t use science to disprove God. His character and power and beauty can be seen in all of nature, his creation. He has revealed who he is and how we can know him in His Word. He sent His Son to save us from ourselves. Trust in Jesus, and you will live for eternity in an eternal universe with no death. You will spend forever discovering new worlds and the deepest longings of your heart will be satisfied. These are the longings you get when you look into deep space and are blown away by its beauty and wonder. Jesus made this, and you can know him and rule over the universe with Him for all eternity simply by giving your life to him. I promise you, he is awesome

                                                            • Wolf Lover
                                                              Wolf Lover  1 months back

                                                              From Earth
                                                              What else

                                                              • Nick Hurley
                                                                Nick Hurley  1 months back

                                                                It was manufactured. You do bad science. Totally false.

                                                                • K. Jevon .D
                                                                  K. Jevon .D  1 months back

                                                                  very educational and informative!!!

                                                                • MANICHE CARBY
                                                                  MANICHE CARBY  1 months back

                                                                  You say every theory except god

                                                                  • Jake Bury
                                                                    Jake Bury  1 months back

                                                                    God actually made Earth's water.

                                                                    • Alto's Music Lab
                                                                      Alto's Music Lab  1 months back

                                                                      racist propoganda....

                                                                    • Pang Chang
                                                                      Pang Chang  2 months back

                                                                      What if there was no animals??

                                                                      • kimmekinder
                                                                        kimmekinder  2 months back

                                                                        GOD IS THE ANSWER

                                                                        • kimmekinder
                                                                          kimmekinder  2 months back

                                                                          :breaks out of jail:

                                                                        • Benjamin Persons
                                                                          Benjamin Persons  2 months back

                                                                          *THIS IS THE I.G.P.D - INTERNATIONAL GALACTIC POLICE DEPARTMENT. YOUR UNDER ARREST. WE WILL BE ARRIVING AT YOUR DOOR SHORTLY.*

                                                                      • Fire angel
                                                                        Fire angel  2 months back

                                                                        The galaxy was made from god

                                                                        • Fire angel
                                                                          Fire angel  2 months back

                                                                          @Benjamin Persons My a chitstan i belive in god

                                                                        • Benjamin Persons
                                                                          Benjamin Persons  2 months back

                                                                          big bang: *Am i a joke to you?*

                                                                      • Jozy Hope
                                                                        Jozy Hope  2 months back

                                                                        God done with the vid

                                                                        • Johnathan Cheshire
                                                                          Johnathan Cheshire  2 months back

                                                                          Make sense! What if water was sent to other planets?

                                                                          • Seine O'More
                                                                            Seine O'More  2 months back

                                                                            Instant H2O - just add water.

                                                                            • hubbabt
                                                                              hubbabt  2 months back

                                                                              This is God's creation. It is the only logical answer

                                                                            • KittyCatGirl :3
                                                                              KittyCatGirl :3  2 months back

                                                                              Are you sure God didn't make the water on Earth? If you're meaning that.... I don't hear it...

                                                                              • Starlan Mark
                                                                                Starlan Mark  2 months back

                                                                                Water Was Made By God He Created The World He Commanded The Earth To Have Water And Science Cannot Tell The History Of The World Because God Is Smarter Than Scientists God Created The Water On Earth So That Means Water Came From God

                                                                                • Westwood TV888
                                                                                  Westwood TV888  2 months back

                                                                                  No, did you not see the video it explained it well

                                                                              • DULLEX_421
                                                                                DULLEX_421  2 months back

                                                                                GODS PISS