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Comets Bringing Water

A view of the early Earth and Moon system, still enduring the seemingly endless bombardment of planetesimals and comets that rained down for the first several hundred million years of the pair's existence. It is thought that impacts by icy comets helped furnish the Earth with water for its oceans. This image appeared in Earth: The Life of a Planet, by Mike Goldsmith and myself.

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Name: Comets Bringing Water

Category: Solar System

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2011

Client: Kingfisher

Tags: Earth Moon comet formation impact ocean planet planetesimal protoplanet terrestrial planet water