Chondrules were Byproducts of Violent Planetary Process

Excerpt from perfscience.com

For long, meteors that crashed on earth were to be remnants of the early solar system. The meteors are usually found studded with chondrules, , glass, spherical grains.  It was that chondrules were early kernels of terrestrial .

But researchers at and Purdue University have a new revelation to make. They have found that chondrules might not have a fundamental role in the formation of planets.  The researchers based their findings on simulations and concluded that chondrules are by-products of planetary process and not the building blocks. The found that planetary as as moon already existed before chondrules came on the scene. 

The researchers think that chondrules were most probably formed by the collision of moon-sized planter embryos. Brandon Johnson from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences said, “This tells us that meteorites aren’t actually representative of the material that formed planets — they’re these smaller fractions of material that are the byproduct of planet formation”.  Johnson affirmed that the findings have also unveiled that the early solar system was more violent than they have expected. The team said that they have also modeled all the different types of impact that might have taken place in the early solar system.

For long, meteors that crashed on earth were considered to be remnants of the early solar system. The meteors are usually found studded with chondrules, tiny, glass, spherical grains.
It was considered that chondrules were early kernels of terrestrial planets. But researchers at MIT and Purdue University have a new revelation to make. They have found that chondrules might not have played a fundamental role in the formation of planets.
The researchers based their findings on computer simulations and concluded that chondrules are by-products of planetary process and not the building blocks. The team found that planetary bodies as big as moon already existed before chondrules came on the scene.

The researchers think that chondrules were most probably formed by the collision of moon-sized planter embryos. Brandon Johnson from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences said, “This tells us that meteorites aren’t actually representative of the material that formed planets — they’re these smaller fractions of material that are the byproduct of planet formation”.
Johnson affirmed that the study findings have also unveiled that the early solar system was more violent than they have expected. The research team said that they have also modeled all the different types of impact that might have taken place in the early solar system.
– See more at: http://perfscience.com/content/2141073-chondrules-were-byproducts-violent-planetary-process#sthash.4XzOzvJT.dpuf

For long, meteors that crashed on earth were considered to be remnants of the early solar system. The meteors are usually found studded with chondrules, tiny, glass, spherical grains.
It was considered that chondrules were early kernels of terrestrial planets. But researchers at MIT and Purdue University have a new revelation to make. They have found that chondrules might not have played a fundamental role in the formation of planets.
The researchers based their findings on computer simulations and concluded that chondrules are by-products of planetary process and not the building blocks. The team found that planetary bodies as big as moon already existed before chondrules came on the scene.

The researchers think that chondrules were most probably formed by the collision of moon-sized planter embryos. Brandon Johnson from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences said, “This tells us that meteorites aren’t actually representative of the material that formed planets — they’re these smaller fractions of material that are the byproduct of planet formation”.
Johnson affirmed that the study findings have also unveiled that the early solar system was more violent than they have expected. The research team said that they have also modeled all the different types of impact that might have taken place in the early solar system.
– See more at: http://perfscience.com/content/2141073-chondrules-were-byproducts-violent-planetary-process#sthash.4XzOzvJT.dpuf