physics question #1876
Alexis Rolling, a 10 year old female from Nampa, Alberta,Canada asks on January 28, 2004,Q:
Why was Mars formed?
viewed 13213 times
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.
There's an article in this month's Scientific American magazine about this.