New Study Claims Meteorites Did Not Build The Planets

January 15, 2015 9:44 AM

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Until recently, the undoubted theory about meteors, which are known to sometimes collide with the Earth, was that they are the building blocks of a planet’s creation. Now, a new idea has been brought forth that claims otherwise.

A report published in the R&D Mag, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Purdue University have discovered that what they previously thought made meteors key players in building planets – the spherical grains called chondrules – , may not actually be so important after ...

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