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Frequent impacts would have blasted organic molecules apart before they ever had a chance to organize into living cells. Meteorite impacts have also been cited as the causes of extinction of species at various intervals of geologic time. Sometimes, asteroids as large as mountains or comets the size of icebergs struck Earth and inflicted so much havoc the extinction of large numbers of species was inevitable. Massive comet swarms, involving perhaps thousands of impactors striking Earth, might also explain the disappearance of species throughout geologic history.

5º 34 The Formation of Earth Figure 25 Apollo spacecraft photograph of an earthrise over the lunar horizon. (Photo courtesy Earthquake Information Bulletin 52, USGS) ever, convective motions were not strong enough to drive crustal plates as they do on Earth. During the great meteorite bombardment, the Moon was highly cratered. However, because it lacked an atmosphere to erode the surface, it retains most of the original terrain features. Evidence for this theory of lunar origin was obtained from Moon rocks (Fig.

5º 34 The Formation of Earth Figure 25 Apollo spacecraft photograph of an earthrise over the lunar horizon. (Photo courtesy Earthquake Information Bulletin 52, USGS) ever, convective motions were not strong enough to drive crustal plates as they do on Earth. During the great meteorite bombardment, the Moon was highly cratered. However, because it lacked an atmosphere to erode the surface, it retains most of the original terrain features. Evidence for this theory of lunar origin was obtained from Moon rocks (Fig.

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