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Geology
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What scientific evidence would you need to support the hypothesis that the planets formed at the same time and from the same primordial material as the sun and the rest of the solar system? Does any of that evidence currently exist?

 

Mar 25th, 2015

You would need evidence of past events before the formation of our solar system. For example, if we were able to find evidence of a supernova that blew up before the formation of the solar system and scattering the primordial materials into a certain spot into the universe we could then conclude that the sun and the planets formed approximately at the same time from the same materials, assuming no other factors such as other events were involved.

However evidence like this is nearly impossible to find and it require far too much computation to be certain it happened. No such concrete evidence exists currently, however astronomers and Nasa leaning towards the idea that the planets and the sun formed from the remains of other dead stars since we have elements heavier than carbon such as platinum which could have only formed from a supernova blast.

Hope this helps, best of luck.    

Mar 25th, 2015

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