Our knowledge about the formation and function of celestial bodies is in its infancy. Numerous studies are ongoing, human knowledge about our universe is increasing. Nevertheless, based on what we do know, so far, leads us to a conclusion that planet Earth, and other bodies in our solar system, were formed out of the planetary nebula, mostly hydrogen gas, surrounding the Sun during its formation. The Sun, during its creation, expelled excess matter which interacted with the planetary nebula and thus assisted information of other bodies in our solar system. The exact mechanism of formation of Galaxies and solar systems and other celestial bodies is complex. Here I will employ a more straightforward approach to show what and how was it done.
It is very likely that solid planets, like Earth, were initially covered with water during their formation. The planet Earth had the proper atmospheric pressure that enabled it to retain its water. Volcanic activity formed the planet’s crust. Volcanic activity does not continue indefinitely because the pressure in the Mantle oscillates. Because of it these oscillations we see layers in Earth’s crust. During the formation of the crust, most of the water was enclosed within it which, most likely, formed a shell similar to other planetary shells. The water within the crust was at higher pressure; thus it circulated in the crust enabling the life-supporting function of the surface of it. Remaining water formed various bodies of water on the surface of the crust. Earth’s crust formed a continuous shall around the planet except for the Polar Regions which may have been covered with water. There were, very likely, a strategically located vents to act as the presser regulators.
Volcanic activity, originally, formed all the mountains on the Earth. Mountains, therefore, were of well-formed conic shape. The axis of Earth’s rotation was, very likely, vertical with respect to Sun’ axes of rotation. The Earth’s path around the Sun followed the central line of the life-belt surrounding our Sun. This configuration enabled the planet earth to have a more uniform distribution of temperature with relatively minor variations from the equator to pols. The lifebelt of our Star is at about 94 million miles from the center of the Sun and is approximately 5 million miles wide. Only the planets that reside in life-belt of a Star could support an intelligent life on it.
The conditions and the configuration of our planet are different today. What caused the change? The answer will be in next Blog.