My friend and I were reading the news of the discovery of a black hole spewing huge amounts of water vapor into space, and it got us thinking: could there be a blob of liquid water in space the size of, say, a planet?
Just in the interest of curiosity, I want to ask about several scenarios:
- Could the water being ejected by that black hole ever condense into something of the size I'm describing?
- Would it boil over immediately?
- If it would boil over, supposing the water "planet" could somehow have an atmosphere or maybe even a glass enclosure that keeps the liquid water away from the vacuum, what might happen to the planet as a result of other forces, namely gravity? Would the elements near the middle heat up and maybe fuse?
- Roughly how large a body of water could you have that's stable given that it could be protected from the vacuum?
- And just for fun, supposing the body of water was "bootstrapped" with primitive life or the ingredients for it, could it potentially support life?