When worlds collide

September 17, 2007 at 12:33 pm | Posted in astronomy, physics, science | Leave a comment

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Current planetary theory has the moon existing as a result of a collision of a massive object with the Earth, just after the Sun formed. The Sun formed from a rotating disk of material that spanned about the diameter of the solar system, if not even larger. Left over debris from the Sun’s formation accumulated into what we know as our eight planets, one of which we call home.

When World's Collide

At some point, scientists theorize, a large massive object collided with the earth and knocked off all of the lighter material. While the Earth re-surfaced itself, the moon was formed from that lighter material. There is lots of science behind this theory that is worth exploring. Follow this link to a great explanation of the moon’s formation by the Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain over at AstronomyCast.com: Where Did the Moon Come From?

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