Physics Question #1876

Alexis Rolling, a 10 year old female from Nampa, Alberta,Canada asks on January 28, 2004,

Why was Mars formed?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on January 28, 2004

Nobody knows why. The basic scientific thought on why stars and planets form is that gravity causes "clumping" of matter which was just swirling gas about 6 or 8 billion years ago. This is something that happens on a cosmic scale of billions of years and not something that we humans can easily comprehend.


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