French/ Israeli Study on Origins of Earth Mk2 and the Moon
For those that are not familiar with the early Earth’s formation and evolution there is a scientific theory that we actually live on Earth Mk2. Earth MkI was destroyed by a planet sized body and out of the chaos resulted our current planet and the Moon. Now, a French-Israeli study gives us a more detailed analysis of this theory:
The modelling study, done by researchers from Israel and France, precisely simulates the turmoil of the early, inner Solar System and quantifies the variety of collisions that might have occurred.
In its early stages, the proto-Earth would have been subjected to a string of brutal collisions with other wannabe planets.
According to our best understanding, the last of these was a cataclysmic tangle with a planetary body just ten times lighter than Earth - and the resulting debris eventually clumped together to make the Moon.
We have observed planetary dust clouds predicted by scientific theory using telescopes. We have seen stars being born in stellar nurseries and recently documented a star evolving before our eyes in real time. Ain’t Science cool?