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How can water, as H2O, be ''locked in a meteorite (from space)"?

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If the meteorite is a fragment from a comet, it would likely have water as part of it's mass. Comets contain water, that is what you see "light up" in a comet's tail as it passes near the sun. Some scientists think that all the water on Earth came from such meteorites and comets.

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Water is locked in comets in the form of ice. Which we all know is frozen water.

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