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Hit-and-run heist of water by terrestrial planets in the early Solar System

18 Sep 2018, 16:23 UTC
Hit-and-run heist of water by terrestrial planets in the early Solar System
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A study simulating the final stages of terrestrial planet formation shows that ‘hit-and-run’ encounters play a significant role in the acquisition of water by large protoplanets, like those that grew into Mars and Earth.

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