Life on Earth “created by ALIEN materials from a collision of rogue planets that formed the Moon”
LIFE on Earth was created when a planet crashed into ours in a violent collision that created the moon.
The rogue alien world, nicknamed Theia, left behind alien materials that formed the building blocks of life on our planet, scientists say.
They argue that most of Earth’s essentials for life, including carbon and nitrogen, likely came from another planet.
“All of the evidence is consistent with a moon-forming impact involving a Mars-sized planet with a sulfur-rich core,” scientist Dr Damanveer Grewal said.
Most space scientists believe the moon was created when a planet called Theia hit Earth 4.5 billion years ago.
The huge collision spat out debris which clustered together and formed our planet’s closest neighbor.
To better understand the impact, scientists at Rice University used a complex computer simulation of the start of life on Earth.
The models tested a variety of different chemical compositions that could have made up Earth and Theia 4.5 billion years ago.
After roughly 1 billion simulations, the team found that Earth had most likely obtained most of its carbon, nitrogen, and other life-sustaining elements from a collision with Theia.
Theia was probably a planet that had a nucleus of sulfur, as well as carbon and nitrogen on its surface.
Scientists said the results could be used in the future to help us find planets harboring alien life.
The research was published in the journal Science Advances.
Some scientists believe that life formed on Earth after a heavy meteor bombardment rained on our planet 3.9 billion years ago.
A bizarre theory even suggests that octopuses populated our planet when their eggs arrived on Earth on a comet.
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