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Mars 'remains in embryonic state'
BBC ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jennifer Carpenter

Posted on 05/27/2011 5:31:54 PM PDT by decimon

Mars formed in record time, growing to its present size in a mere three million years, much quicker than scientists previously thought.

Its rapid formation could explain why the Red Planet is about one tenth the mass of Earth.

The study supports a 20-year-old theory that Mars remained small because it avoided collisions with planetary building material.

The new finding is published in the journal Nature.

In our early Solar System, well before planets had formed, a frisbee-shaped cloud of gas and dust encircled the Sun.

Scientists believe that the planets grew from material pulled together by electrostatic charges - the same force that's behind the "dust bunnies" under your bed.

These proto-planetary dust balls grew and grew until they formed what scientists term "embryo" planets.

These rocky masses were large enough to exert a considerable gravitational force on surrounding material, including other nascent planets.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; hemisphereofcraters; immanuelvelikovsky; mars; moonsofsaturn; oppositehemisphere; spacex; velikovsky; xplanets

1 posted on 05/27/2011 5:31:57 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Dust bunny ping.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 5:32:54 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Galactic Dust Bunnies

3 posted on 05/27/2011 5:54:15 PM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: decimon

Great, now the liberals are gonna want to kill it.


4 posted on 05/27/2011 6:00:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: decimon

Baloney! Ray Bradbury told me so! ;-)


5 posted on 05/27/2011 6:03:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: decimon
Mars remained small because it avoided collisions with planetary building material.

Mars at home:

"Shhhh... It's da landlord!"

6 posted on 05/27/2011 6:14:48 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: decimon

The one thing out there which actually has the power to agglomerate plasma into solid things like planets, stars, galaxies, and strings of galaxies, is the Z-pinch effect associated with cosmic Birkeland currents.


7 posted on 05/27/2011 6:29:10 PM PDT by wendy1946 (Bork Obunga; Before he borks you...)
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To: decimon

According to the article posted, the frisbee circling the sun went from gas and dust bunnies to become rocky masses. Aren’t there some intervening steps involved, or is this just magic?


8 posted on 05/28/2011 12:52:54 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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"It's all about the money, boys!" Rock will never die: Splish, splash: Pull my finger:
9 posted on 05/28/2011 2:20:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks decimon, but I thought Mars was built on chocolate.
Finding Challenges Assumptions of Mars Meteorite, Planet Formation
by Heather Sparks
January 16, 2002
A team of scientists from the University of Amsterdam revealed today in the scientific journal Nature that carbon-based compounds like those inside the Martian asteroid have also been found in two faraway stellar nebulas. Until this discovery, it was thought that all carbonates required liquid-water environments to develop. Now, the carbonates in the meteorite may be inconclusive in proving that liquid water -- and therefore a life-giving environment -- existed on the Red Planet, say the scientists. The carbonates could likely have come from interstellar locales instead.
 
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10 posted on 05/28/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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Thanks decimon.
 
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11 posted on 05/28/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: decimon

Are the Democrats going to abort Mars?


12 posted on 05/28/2011 2:23:34 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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13 posted on 05/28/2011 4:03:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

More like still-born.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 5:44:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AnalogReigns; AndrewC; aragorn; ...
Note: this topic is from 5/27/2011. A re-ping. Thanks decimon.



15 posted on 04/21/2019 5:51:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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