Water found in Winchcombe meteorite 'incredibly similar to rainwater' say scientists
Analysis of the meteorite found on a British drive appears to contain 12% water which scientists believe is the first extra-terrestrial water ever recovered.
'Not only is it the first sample from space, it is remarkable in its similarity to the water found in puddles, including the mandatory 5% engine oil concentration found on British roads and drives,' said an excited scientist today. He also enthused about the minute concentration of extra-terrestrial materials that vaguely resemble tyre rubber, the trace of chemicals normally associated with cigarettes and some complex molecules that wouldn't look out of place in a bottle of whisky.
'We don't know if complex life forms have evolved away from Earth, but clearly all the components of a bloody good time are there for the taking,' said the scientist.