Meteorites Did Not Become Planets, Study Shows, Debunking Previous Belief

January 15, 2015 3:56 PM

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A new study provides evidence that meteorites were not the building blocks of planet formation but rather a result of the process.

Researchers at MIT and Purdue University created a series of computer simulations to determine if the meteorites were indeed responsible for planet formation or not. After multiple simulations, they discovered that a collision between two planetary bodies, such as a moon and an asteroid, with a spee...

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