Discussion Questions: Comets Bombard the Early Earth
- How do scientists theorize that the building blocks of life may have been delivered to Earth?
- What may have caused comets to travel into the inner solar system from the Kuiper Belt during the LHB?
- What evidence demonstrates that a period of heavy bombardment occurred in the solar system?
- In the field of astrobiology, why is it important to learn about the role of comets and asteroids in the evolution of the solar system?
- If comets from the Kuiper Belt bombarded the planets and delivered the building blocks of life throughout the solar system, what does that mean for the likelihood that life may be found on other worlds?