new Delhi: During the construction of the Earth, many of the secrets of the time of the creation of the Solar System can be cleared by the knowledge of the source of Nitrogen. It is worth noting that most of the space studies are related to the discovery of the origin of life. This is a big challenge for us, whose answer is constantly trying to find in front of our scientists. One such question is the origin of Nitrogen gas on Earth. Researchers have concluded that nitrogen on Earth came from its surroundings.
Nitrogen came from around the earth
Scientists at Rice University have found in research that meteorites found nitrogen on the Earth from their surroundings. Isotopic signals in iron meteorites have revealed that nitrogen on Earth came not only from the planet’s orbit but also from the dust of the inner disk of planet formation.
This discovery is very important
Nitrogen is a volatile element which is very important like the elements that make life possible on Earth – like carbon and hydrogen and oxygen. Knowledge of the source of nitrogen will help scientists know how rocky planets were formed in the interior of our solar system. In addition, it will also be helpful to understand the kinetics of protoplanetary disk.
This research will put a stop to many debates
The study, published in Nature Astronomy, includes lead author and rice graduate Daman Veer Grewal, rice faculty Rajdeep Dasgupta, and geochemist Bernard Marty of the University of Laurent, France. This research can serve to put an end to the debate on the volatile elements required for life in Earth and other rocky planets of the solar system.
Nitrogen could not remain in the inner solar system
Grewal said that researchers always thought that the interior of the solar system before the planet’s orbit was too hot to condense nitrogen and other volatile elements into solid form. This meant that the flammable elements were in a gaseous state in the inner disc.
Know the reason behind this
The earlier parts of today’s rocky planets, called Protoplanet, began to grow in the inner disk from local dust. It seemed that it did not contain nitrogen and other volatile elements, which led to the assumption that they must have come from the outer part of the solar system. A previous study by this team has shown that a lot of fly-rich material came from Earth during the collision with which the moon was formed.
Meteorites show the way
But the new signs clearly show that only a small amount of nitrogen came from outside the planet Guru. In recent years, scientists have studied the non-volatile elements in meteorites, including iron meteorites that have fallen on Earth. From this it has been shown that the dust of the outer and inner solar system has a very distinct isotropic structure.
Isotopes of nitrogen showed the way
Researchers wanted to know whether this difference also applies to flying elements. Where the iron meteorites were the remains of the core of the proto planet, like the seeds of today’s rocky planets, by which researchers wanted to test their hypothesis. Researchers found nitrogen in these meteorites to be a special isotopic signal that rained only three million years after the solar system was formed.
Researchers got success
Researchers found that the meteorites of all the inner disks contained less amounts of nitrogen-15, but more so in the outer disks, suggesting that within the first few millions of years, the protoplanetary disk was split into two separate nitrogen storages. Researchers believe that this investigation will prove to be very useful for the study of outgroups.