Fascinating discovery by the way. Makes me realize how much there always is to learn and discover despite how much we already know.
There is a word for that: aquifer.
In an aquifer you have something like wet sand or wet rocks, i.e. there is sand/rocks and the water is in the space between them.
In this case, the molecules of water are inside the crystal structure. It's almost like a chemical reaction instead of only some inert object getting wet.
An usual similar compound is Cooper Sulfate that is nice because it changes color. The anhydrous version is white and you can get it heating the normal version. The normal version is blue and it has 5 water molecules per each CuSO4. But it is not wet like wet sand/rocks, the water is trapped inside he crystals. I can't find a good link but there is more info in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper(II)_sulfate#Other_form_... there are some nice photos in https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=copper+sulfate+colo...
And I would like to say that "interesting" should be lower on the list of priority than "accurate" when it comes to headlines.
If you want strict accuracy without the sales element you need to go to a journal.
> This image will give you more idea of how much water there is on the surface in terms of spherical volume.
But I found in Google one interesting link: "Mars' Ocean May Have Descended Into the Mantle of the Planet"
<quote> on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
(Apparently we are of a culture that believes water molecules trapped in certain minerals constitutes an ‘ocean.’)
Genesis is a collection of myths.
Which one is the myth-iest in your opinion?
There is however a lot of controversy around this theory.
Two other notable instances: the universe had a beginning (a Big Bang) and evolution occurred generally in the order described in Genesis 1 (nothing, plants, water creatures, avians, land animals, humans).
An old story not transgressing truth (truths that are being progressively discovered in more detail) should not be easily ignored. Though it is indeed a story for a spiritual purpose, not one meant to match the contemporaneous description of observations. If it were, it would be outdated (or too ahead of the times to be understandable or acceptable at all).
Not knowing is an ache that forces some to look and convinces others to stop looking.
However, we tend to be fine for the search for bullshit.
Global flood covering all the land (no evidence, but it would leave evidence if it happened); the number of species that actually exist versus the described size of Noah’s Ark (ever been to a zoo? The bible describes the Ark as about the size of Berlin Zoo’s bird house); Luke chapter 2 says the census that makes Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem was when Quirinus was governor of Syria and Herod was king of Judea, but Herod died 9 years before Quirinus took the job (also the Romans didn’t require people to return to the place of their birth for a census, because that’s a really dumb thing to do); and the total lack of evidence for the events in Exodus, when they should’ve been really obvious in the records and graveyards.
There are others, but I’m not a biblical scholar and don’t care enough to look closer.
Here's the first example I found from a quick Google search:
> The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began.