Researchers are particularly interested in the evolution of Mars since it is, in theory, capable of hosting forms of life. A wide variety of studies are conducted to provide humans the possibility to build a colony and populate the Red Planet. After all, by analyzing how many catastrophes are happening on Earth, such as poverty, corruption, natural disaster, diseases, and so on, this idea is not that shocking after all.
A recently published study is determining that a collision of two small planets may have formed Mars. The theory is supported by the pattern in which the Martian material is distributed. Beneath the planet’s surface are layers of unmixed samples from small asteroids that were united together to form Mars.
Although many may think that this theory is not physically possible, research shows that when the universe was formed, during its primordial stage, there were no planets.
The study on how Mars formed
Pieces of material such as dust, space rocks, gas, and mini planets were orbiting around the Sun. After that, the matter was brought together by gravity, starting the process of planets formation.
The team of researchers started to analyze and determine whether the Red Planet has lost the hydrogen atoms from its crust. They are stating that the hydrogen atoms are the key to determine the formation of a planet. The first step of their study was better to understand the history of some parts of Mars, as well as to compare the distribution of regular hydrogen and the deuterium.
After that, the team started to look through in the composition of the two meteorites that crashed on Earth, since both of them are thought to reveal the history of Mars. The researchers discovered enormous differences in the composition of the rocks, showing that there are two different types of rocks in the Red Planet’s surface.