There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of water. But have you ever wondered how fresh the water you drink is? Surprisingly, as much as half of the water you drink is older than the sun itself! Yes, you heard that right. The universe contained water long before our sun was even born.
It used to be thought that when a new star formed nearby, it could destroy the water, breaking it into hydrogen and oxygen. And those cosmic rays needed to make more water could be blocked by the star’s solar wind.
But guess what? Recent studies show that 30 to 50 percent of the water in our solar system, the water we drink and bathe in, is actually older than our sun.
Our fancy containers and packaging can’t compete with water that has been around for millions of years! But here’s the thing: even though this water has been around forever, it still expires in just a few years. That’s because our modern technology and the chemicals in the containers can mix with the water and change its taste over time.
So, the next time you take a sip of water, remember that you might be drinking something that’s been around longer than the sun itself! It’s a cool reminder of the ancient origins of the water we rely on every day.