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

January 15, 2015 2:16 AM

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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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