In a new study published this week, scientists have found convincing evidence that the essential elements of life have been deposited on Earth after it collided with the proto-planet that carved the moon.
In the space arcade for pinball, an early solar system, the protoplanets of the inner solar system absorb the impact of planetoids and asteroids for several billion years to accumulate and form the four rocky worlds around the Sun. From these four, the Earth is the only one known to have developed its life, and the chemical composition of the planet is even more important than its distance from the Sun.
The essential elements that make life on Earth possible are not native to Earth. Known as volatile, these elements are known for alien origin. "From the exploration of primitive meteorites, scientists have long known that Earth and other rocky planets in the inner solar system are depleted," said Rajpep Dasgupta, professor of Earth, Ecology and Planetary Sciences at Rice University and co-author of
and the mechanism of alternate delivery are hotly debated.This is the first scenario that can explain time and delivery in a way that is consistent with all geochemical evidence. "
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9659007] The study, Damanvir Gruil, gathered evidence at the Dasgupta Laboratory, which focuses on studying the geochemical reactions that occur in the nucleus of the planet in an environment of unattainable pressure and heat, a sulfur-rich core that sprays into Primary Earth could contribute to the essential components of life from which the Earth was missing The sulfur-rich kernel is important because of the puzzling evidence found in the carbon, nitrogen and sulfur ratios of Earth's non-Earth material – known as Earth ikat table.
The idea that the smaller remnant of the outer parts of the solar system has affected the Earth and deposited these elements has long been the best theory anyone has ever had of how these elements have found their way to the Earth. the theory is that while these objects, called carbon chondrites, contain these elements, their ratios do not coincide with what is found in the bulk silicate earth. There is almost twice as much carbon if these elements come from these objects.
A protoplanet with a sulfur-rich core, however, is a different story.
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Grewal decided to test whether a tightly-core core would effectively hold the carbon and nitrogen from the planet's core, producing much higher carbon content in the bulk silicate material on the planet. Sulfur levels, nitrogen is squeezed only from the core and bulk silicate at the highest concentrations of sulfur to be tested. Carbon, on the other hand, will concentrate in bulk silicate when the planet has an average amount of sulfur in its core. Using these results, Dasgupta, Grewal and Chenguang Sun – a post-doctoral student at Rice – have created a computer simulation that model the chaos of the early Solar System and passes it around a billion times. They then looked at the results to see what the chemical proportions of the bulk silicate on Earth might have caused.
The main candidate would be a Mars-sized protoplanet with a sulfur-rich core that hit the Earth around 4,4 billion just at the time the Moon was cut from the early Earth with a huge planetary impact .
"This study shows that a rocky, Earth-like planet gets more chances to acquire vital importance. elements if it is formed and grows by gigantic impacts on planets that have taken samples of different building blocks, perhaps from different parts of the protoplanet disk, "said Dasgupta.
He added, "This removes some boundary conditions. It shows that vital volatile substances can reach the surface layers of a planet, even if they are produced on planetary bodies that have undergone nucleation under very different conditions. "