Meteorites may have been given too much credit for ‘building’ our Solar System

January 15, 2015 4:09 AM

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Meteorites may have been given too much credit for ‘building’ our Solar System

Our understanding of meteorites’ role in the early Solar System may be flawed.

Meteorites might not have had as much of an impact as early planet formation as we thought.The space rocks are commonly considered to be the building blocks of planets, but a new study by MIT and Purdue scientists suggests that the rocks are merely a byproduct of planet formation, not a crucial part...

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