Bombardment from space

Planets

About four billion years ago there were numerous impacts of large celestial bodies on Earth.
© Illustration: Science Photo Library/Chris Butler

Planetary scientists are researching the chronology of the early solar system: Was there a sudden flood of cosmic impacts four billion years ago - just as life first appeared on Earth?

by THORSTEN DAMBECK

The young Earth was not the Blue Planet of today. With theirs

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