Sunday, January 24, 2021
Home Lead Story New Research Informs About Origin of Solar System

New Research Informs About Origin of Solar System

New research using magnetism provides data about the solar system

New research using magnetism has provided significant data that will help inform scientists about the early origins of the solar system and why some planets such as Earth became habitable and were able to sustain conditions conducive for life, while other planets, such as Mars, did not.

In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment, researchers at the University of Rochester were able to use magnetism to determine, for the first time, when carbonaceous chondrite asteroids — asteroids that are rich in water and amino acids — first arrived in the inner solar system.

The research also gives scientists data that can be applied to the discovery of new exoplanets.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

“There is special interest in defining this history — in reference to the huge number of exoplanet discoveries — to deduce whether events might have been similar or different in exo-solar systems,” said John Tarduno, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor at Rochester.

In order to learn more about the origin of meteorites and their parent bodies, Tarduno and the researchers studied magnetic data collected from the Allende meteorite, which fell to Earth and landed in Mexico in 1969.

The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite meteorite found on Earth and contains minerals that are thought to be the first solids formed in the solar system.

Solar System
Carbonaceous chondrite asteroids set the stage for the further scattering of water-rich bodies — potentially to Earth — later in the development of the solar system. Pixabay

It is one of the most studied meteorites and was considered for decades to be the classic example of a meteorite from a primitive asteroid parent body.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout:

New experiments by Rochester graduate student Tim O’Brien, the first author of the paper, found that magnetic signals interpreted by prior researchers were not actually from a core as earlier thought.

Instead, the magnetism is a property of Allende’s unusual magnetic minerals.

Having solved this paradox, O’Brien was able to identify meteorites with other minerals that could faithfully record early solar system magnetizations.

Using simulations and data, the researchers determined that the parent asteroids from which carbonaceous chondrite meteorites broke off arrived in the Asteroid Belt from the outer solar system about 4,562 million years ago, within the first five million years of solar system history.

ALSO READ: Japanese Capsule To Bring Asteroid Sample To Earth

“This early motion of carbonaceous chondrite asteroids sets the stage for the further scattering of water-rich bodies — potentially to Earth — later in the development of the solar system, and it may be a pattern common to exoplanet systems,” Tarduno emphasized. (IANS)



Most Popular

Medical Experts Clear The Doubts Around Covid-19 Vaccine

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate - is the question on everybody's mind today. But in truth, an informed decision must be made as...

Third Gender People Get Their Own Toilets In New Delhi

It may seem a little late but the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has finally decided to provide toilets in the national capital exclusively...

FSSAI States Properly Cooked Poultry And Eggs Are Safe To Eat

A document issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India suggests that proper cooking inactivates the bird flu virus present inside poultry...

Heart And Cancer Diseases Can Be Kept Away With Natural Antioxidants

If you want to keep your immune system strong for fighting cardiovascular diseases or cancer, start taking natural antioxidants as health experts on Sunday...

Improved VR Systems Developed For Eye Tracking

The study, published in the SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, indicates that the model would make VR/AR systems more realistic and sensitive to...

Bollywood siblings who share same love for acting

When budding actress Isabelle Kaif recently unveiled the first look of her upcoming film, fans quickly found resemblance with her famous sister, Bollywood star...

Rahul Dev: Web series offer time to develop, portray a character properly

Actor Rahul Dev plays an important role in the upcoming thriller web series, The Perfect Script. He says he enjoys working in web shows...

8 Facts by Google on Why Reaching a Workable News Media Code is important

As the News Media Bargaining Code triggers a bitter war between Google and the Australian government, the tech giant has detailed eight facts on...

Recent Comments