We May Finally Know How The Earth Formed
Like the fatbergs that haunt the sewers of large cities, most celestial objects arise by a process of accretion,
scientists are divided over exactly which type of materials first amalgamated to form the Earth
"The prevailing theory in astrophysics and cosmochemistry is that the Earth formed from chondritic asteroids,”
"The problem with this theory is that no mixture of these chondrites can explain the exact composition of the Earth
researchers have argued that these lighter elements may have been vaporized by the high temperatures generated
suspect that the Earth may have originally formed not from chondritic asteroids, but from planetesimals
These are small bodies of rock that have been sufficiently heated to develop a differentiated metallic core and rocky mantle.