WATCH: Supercomputer generates 3D videos that show how Earth may have lost half of its atmosphere to create th – Business Insider India

Planets arent created overnight. It takes billions of years of evolution to get the rocks and gas to come together to create what can be called a planetary body. If in the middle of that formation, something smashes into the planet before its whole it can have wide-ranging consequences, like atmospheric loss.

The 3D videos created by scientists at Durham University and the University of Glasgow propose two different scenarios. One, where the impact is head-on and another, with a grazing impact.

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Grazing impacts, like the one thats supposed to be the Moons origin story, lead to much less atmospheric loss as compared to a head-on collision, according to the study published in Astrophysical Journal.

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"In spite of the remarkably diverse consequences that can come from different impact angles and speeds, we've found a simple way to predict how much atmosphere would be lost, said the lead author of the study, Jacob Kegerries. Advertisement

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