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Critical Piece of Planetary Formation Puzzle

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New Horizons Team Uncovers a Critical Piece of the Planetary Formation Puzzle

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Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals – the building blocks of the planets – were formed. 

The New Horizons spacecraft flew past the ancient Kuiper Belt object Arrokoth (2014 MU69) on Jan. 1, 2019, providing humankind’s first close-up look at one of the icy remnants of solar system formation in the vast region beyond the orbit of Neptune. Using detailed data on the object’s shape, geology, color and composition – gathered during a record-setting flyby that occurred more than four billion miles from Earth – researchers have apparently answered a longstanding question about planetesimal origins, and therefore made a major advance in understanding how the planets themselves formed. 

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Theory. The burden of proof persist.

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11 minutes ago, DreadLordAvatar said:

Theory. The burden of proof persist.

True, but the burden of proof is met by evidence and Arrokoth is evidence.

And to correct you, theory in science, is that which is considered to have met the burden of proof. The word you were looking for is hypothesis.

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