We might be wrong about how Mars was made, scientists say – The Independent, Independent
We might be wrong about how Mars formed, scientists have said.
The Red Planet may have taken much longer to form, and done so in an unexpectedly violent way, according to new research.
It is hard to know how Mars formed, and how much that was dictated by collisions in the early solar system , because the surface has been wiped of evidence over the billions of year that have come between.
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But by studying rock on Earth that made its way here from Mars, researchers think they have pulled together some of the story of the distant planet’s early history ..
It suggests that the planet might have formed over a longer time than previously thought, and been bombarded with small protoplanets as its early history was taking shape.