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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.

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