eCommerce

Why did the Earth not become several times its current size and remain as small as it is?

The dust from the first ring united to form pebbles and rocks, then little by little it formed small celestial bodies, and finally it formed the four terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

An international team consisting of astrophysicists from the United States, France and Germany has provided a scientific explanation for why the Earth is so small in the solar system.

in a a report Published by the French magazine Le Point, author Frederic Luino says that if the solar system had expanded like most other groups, the mass of the planet would be 5 to 10 times greater than the current size.

An explanation for the size of the Earth can be found in the nature of the dust rings that formed the planets of the solar system (French press)

The secret is in the pressure bumps

But what happened to make our planet so small? This is what a number of scientists tried to answer in an article published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

According to scientists, the explanation can be found in the nature of the dust rings that formed the planets of the solar system. Where the history of the formation of the solar system dates back to 5.56 billion years, when a cloud of dust and gas began to collapse, and in the center of this gravitational collapse, the sun was born, and after the dust lost its gravity, the planets were born.

Usually, this dust clumps to form large rocky planets, consisting mainly of minerals and rocks, but this did not happen in the solar system. To solve this puzzle, the team drafted hundreds of computer models before finding the most convincing explanation.

It is very likely – according to scientists – that the “pressure bumps” resulting from the phenomenon of sublimation or sublimation (the transformation of matter from a solid state to a gaseous state without passing through the liquid state) divided the dust cloud into 3 rings.

Earth Shutterstock 1022607952Dust from the first ring united and formed small celestial bodies, then formed the four terrestrial planets (Shutterstock)

Dust episode one and two

Because the sun was cold, these bumps moved away and dust gathered in the form of asteroids (also known as driving asteroids, which are small asteroids that orbit around the sun).

The dust from the first ring united to form pebbles and rocks, then gradually formed small celestial bodies, and finally formed the four terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

As for the second ring, far from the sun, it led to the formation of giant and gaseous planets. For the third ring, it produced dwarf planets and billions of small rocky bodies that make up what is known as the “Kiper Belt”.



Reference-www.aljazeera.net

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.