How was earth created considering a scientific mindset?

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Mar 22, 2016

Answer:

It was not "created" in a religious sense by some supernatural being. Earth and the entire solar system formed as part of nebular gases coming together by gravity.

Explanation:

The nebular hypothesis is our current best explanation of how the entire solar system formed nearly 5 billion years ago. A mass of interstellar gases, derived from a former Red Giant star or supernova, started to collapse together by gravitational attraction. As they did, they started to rotate and a disk started to form. Most of the mass of the nebulae (as hydrogen and helium) collapsed towards the center of the disk. Once a critical mass of hydrogen was achieved, the sun was formed and lite up with nuclear fusion processes. The other planets grew by accretion (lumping together over time),http://astronomyonline.org/Exoplanets/ExoplanetDynamics.asp image source here