Earth may have had muddy origins

The most commonly accepted theory for the creation of the Earth is that it was formed from an aggregate of rocky meteors and asteroids that came together and built up over time. But new research indicates that far from being a stony conglomerate, the proto-Earth may have been a huge ball of churning, warm, wet mud... Continue Reading Earth may have had muddy origins Category: Space Tags: Asteroid Earth Solar System Related Articles: NASA maps Earth-killer asteroids in one image Those bright blobs again: Study shows Ceres' spots might have come from within Newly discovered asteroid gives Earth a near miss Planetary Resources turns asteroid prospecting satellites toward Earth GRAIL mission casts new light on the "Man in the Moon" Is Ceres an oasis between

Earth may have had muddy origins

The most commonly accepted theory for the creation of the Earth is that it was formed from an aggregate of rocky meteors and asteroids that came together and built up over time. But ...

Sun 16 Jul 17 from Gizmag

Mud balls in space may have populated early solar system

A new model suggests that asteroids may have once been balls of muddy sludge, rather than rock.

Sun 16 Jul 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Asteroids may have been giant mudballs in the early solar system

Asteroids could have started life as sludgy balls of mud instead of tough rocks, which may explain how rocky planets came to be

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Newscientist

Planets like earth may have had muddy origins

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Giant mud balls roamed the early solar system

The first asteroids may have been great balls of mud, which would solve some puzzling features of meteorites.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from ScienceNews

The planets in our solar system may have formed from MUD

Researchers from Curtin University and the Planetary Science Institute conducted computer simulations to analyze the movement of rock grains and mud in planet-forming asteroids.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

Asteroids Might Start As Giant Mud Balls

The most common asteroids in the solar system may have started out as giant balls of mud, rather than as rocks, as scientists previously thought, a new study finds.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from SPACE.com

Great Balls of ‘Space Mud’ May Have Built Earth and Delivered Life’s Ingredients

When imagining how our planet formed 4.6 billion years ago from the protoplanetary disk surrounding our sun, images of large pieces of marauding space rock slamming into the molten surface of ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Astroengine

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