When most people think about a bright star in outer space, they think of a hot plasma-filled sphere like our Sun. It would be inconceivable for them to believe that a star like this could ever create water. But since stars are linked to the creation of life as we know it, wouldn’t it make sense that both water and light come from stars?
Researchers at the Herschel Space Observatory of the European Space Agency wanted to look deeper into this. They found a protostar in the northern constellation known as Perseus. It is believed that this protostar is only 100,000 years old or less, so it is very young for a star. Surrounding the protostar is a huge cloud of dust and gas, which is responsible for creating it. The observatory used an infrared instrument to detect the chemical elements of these clouds. They discovered that the clouds were made from oxygen atoms and hydrogen atoms.
If you remember high school science class, then you will know that oxygen and hydrogen are the two chemical elements that make up water. You cannot have water without these two elements. Therefore, one can only conclude that the protostar must be producing water if oxygen and hydrogen are present. This prompted the researchers to study those atoms and see which path they take. Sure enough, it was discovered that the protostar forms water.
How is this possible? Aren’t stars supposed to be like 180,000°C? According to the theory, protostars have a north pole and south pole just like planets. These are the coldest areas of a protostar, which are about 2,000-3,000°C. While this might seem hot to us, it is actually cold for a star. It is these low temperatures that allow protostars to rapidly shoot water droplets like a jet from their pole regions.
But as the droplets reach space, the extremely hot gas cloud surrounding the protostar turns the water into gas. The gas keeps moving until it eventually gets far enough away from the cloud to where the temperature is cold again. Then, the gas reverses itself and turns back into water.
If you consider how all the protostars in the galaxy are probably doing this same thing, this explains how outer space is consumed with oceans of water. The protostars are just constantly jetting out water that turns to gas and then turns into water again. All this water continues to fill up outer space and make it a bigger ocean of water.
Of course, we still need to convince people here on Earth that space water exists in the first place. At least, for now, there is a clear explanation as to where the water comes from. NASA might admit water molecules exist in space, but they won’t admit that oceans of water exist there and that our entire FLAT plane is surrounded by it. If someone could just make a homemade rocket and travel past the exosphere, then could discover this for themselves and a whole lot more.