Scientists have made a surprising discovery that suggests the Earth might have formed more quickly than previously believed.
It suggests that Earth could have formed in a matter of a few million years from the combination of microscopic millimeter-sized pebbles.
The most recent research disproves accepted theories and proposes a method in which little stones accumulated quickly to produce the Earth. This result suggests that water is a consequence of the creation of Earth.
One of the study’s authors, Martin Bizzarro, says, “We demonstrate that the Earth formed by the very rapid accumulation of microscopic millimeter-sized pebbles. According to this theory, the Earth was created in a matter of million years. Our research suggests that the existence of water on Earth is a result of its formation.
Isaac Onyett, a team member, adds, “The disk also contains many icy particles. As the vacuum cleaner effect draws in the dust, it also captures a portion of the ice. This process contributes to the presence of water during Earth’s formation, rather than relying on a chance event delivering water 100 million years later.”
This “vacuuming” of small dust particles not only played a crucial role in Earth’s formation but also ensured the delivery of water to our planet.
This theory would predict that whenever you form a planet like Earth, you will have water on it. If you go to another planetary system where there is a planet orbiting a star the size of the Sun, then the planet should have water if it is at the right distance.