Surprising study: Meteorites probably weren’t the building blocks of Earth

January 15, 2015 2:16 AM

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Surprising study: Meteorites probably weren’t the building blocks of Earth

It had long been assumed that chondrules led to the Earth we know today, but the study suggests that they are instead likely just a byproduct of planet formation.

Scientists have long believed that meteors smashing into the Earth were one of the building blocks in the planetary creation process, but a new study is casting doubt on that theory.

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