Asteroid barrage gave ancient Earth a “face-lift,” study finds

July 31, 2014 12:42 AM

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Late Heavy Bombardment model describes planetary resurfacing as a result of impact collisions.

A team of researchers has recently proposed a theory describing Earth’s early years. According to their Late Heavy Bombardment model, a barrage of asteroids and comets reshaped the surface of the planet, and dramatically altered its topography.

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