Huge cosmic crash may be responsible for all life on Earth

New theory suggests planetary smash may have provided elements for life

Life on Earth owes its existence to a planetary collision 4.4 billion years ago, according to scientists.

The 'giant impact hypothesis' suggests that the moon was formed from debris left behind when Earth crashed into a body the size of Mars.

The theory proposes that the incident delivered most of the volatile elements essential to life on our planet.

The "donor" planet was an embryonic...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-01-23 21:05
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