According to experts, our planet is not the result of a process during which small space stones were attracted to each other. The earth was the result of the collision of two or more “planetary embryos” the size of the moon. Experts note that in this respect, the Earth is similar to Mars – the Red Planet was formed in the same way.
To confirm their assumptions, experts studied the isotopic composition of the meteorite, which was once part of Mars, and compared its composition with other meteorites. It turned out that the matter of Mars and Earth is similar to meteorites, which were formed not in the outer, but in the inner, part of the solar system.
“Our planet, like Mars, was formed mainly from material that existed in the inner solar system. Everything indicates that the Earth appeared as a result of the collision of several celestial bodies the size of the Moon, ”the researchers said.