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sharpiefan
12-20-2017, 11:14 AM
/* Shades of Immanuel Velikovsky */

This Wild New Study Says Mars Didn't Form Where We Thought It Did (ARTICLE LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/mars-and-earth-not-early-neighbours-after-all)

https://www.sciencealert.com/images/articles/processed/mars-pic_600.jpg

Image: Artist concept of Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)



Excerpt
Mars and Earth are widely thought to have formed into planets in the same region of the early Solar System, but if that's the case, why are their compositions so different? A new study might have the answer.

Using some sophisticated computer simulations, the latest hypothesis suggests Mars might have instead grown up in the asteroid belt before moving into our neighbourhood.

While the international team of researchers behind the new idea admits it's an outside possibility, it's a possibility nonetheless and it fits in with another of the alternative explanations about how our Solar System fell into place billions of years ago.

"Mars's formation in the asteroid belt took place very early in Mars's history, well before the crust stabilised and the atmosphere was established," one of the team, geologist Stephen Mojzsis from the University of Colorado, told Joelle Renstrom at Astrobiology Magazine.

The mass of Mars is only around 11 percent that of Earth, and it's made up of materials that make it more like a meteorite than a clone of our own planet.



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Garret
12-20-2017, 11:27 AM
So it came in from the asteroids, bounced off Venus & ended up where it is now?

OK - adding in some Velikovsky just to stir the pot... :p

Peerie Maa
12-20-2017, 11:34 AM
If I recall correctly this episode of Horizon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05527mp postulated that our solar systems planets were shuffled at some time in the early life of the system.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-20-2017, 11:53 AM
The difference in mass is really striking.

ron ll
12-20-2017, 11:58 AM
So women are from Venus, but who the hell knows where men are from?

sharpiefan
12-20-2017, 12:12 PM
So women are from Venus, but who the hell knows where men are from?

"Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth; -- deal with it." ~~~~Dave Barry :)

RFNK
12-20-2017, 03:12 PM
So women are from Venus, but who the hell knows where men are from?

A different dark place from the dark place we thought we were from.

Rick

skuthorp
12-20-2017, 03:17 PM
The difference in mass being the reason Mars lost it's atmosphere, gravity?

RFNK
12-20-2017, 03:20 PM
No, the men there tried to improve it, before we came here.

Rick