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NASA Lunar Scientists Develop New Theory on Earth and Moon Formation

30/10/2012

NASA Lunar Scientists Develop New Theory on Earth and Moon Formation

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • New research, funded by the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), theorizes that our early Earth and moon were both created together in a giant collision of two planetary bodies that were each five times the size of Mars.
    , This new theory about how Earth's moon formed is challenging the commonly believed “giant impact hypothesis,” which suggests that Earth's moon formed from a colossal impact of a hypothetical planetary embryo, named Theia, with Earth, early in our Solar System's history.

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