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How Was The Earth Formed?

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Science is an integral part of your child’s studies and will greatly stimulate his cognition. But if you have an extra curious one at home, he would want to know all about earth - its formation, constellations, outer space and everything even before he is enrolled in primary school. Not just to ease his curiosity and answer his question, but also to educate yourself, you need to know about one of the greatest mysteries in the history of planetary science – how was the earth formed?

According to a research article in physicsworld.com, “It is believed that core formation occurred when the Solar System was very young – less than 30 million years old. The Earth formed from a cloud of dust and gas, and material began to come together to form kilometre-sized planets known as “planetisimals”. These planetisimals rapidly joined together to form larger planets, thousands of kilometres in diameter. Researchers think that the Earth had already formed a core at this early stage.”

The universe we live in is made up of a universe of marvels and wonders. From stars and galaxies to planets and meteoroids, the outer space contains as many fascinating things as there are about the earth’s formation. To learn more about our planet’s science and also the other celestial beings, take a look through this ClipBook.

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