New Study Suggests That Meteorites Were Not Building Blocks Of Planets

January 14, 2015 7:42 PM

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Although we've long thought that meteorites played a significant role in the formation of planets in our solar system, a new study suggests that meteorites were less important to planet formation than we initially thought.

The study, done by MIT and Purdue University, suggests that meteorites did not serve as the building blocks of planets, as originally believed. These researchers uncovered that it's likely that meteorites are just byproducts of the planet formation process.

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