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Giant Impact Theory

New Study Shows the Earth and Moon are not so Similar After All

A new study shows that Earth and the Moon are not as similar as we thought, which helps resolve a…

2 months ago

The Moon is Older Than Scientists Thought

The most comprehensive and widely-held theory of how the Moon formed is called the 'giant impact hypothesis.' That hypothesis shows…

10 months ago

When the Impact that Created the Moon Happened, the early Earth was still a ball of magma

A new study has illustrated how the impact between a proto-Earth and a Mars-sized object could have led the Moon…

1 year ago

One of the Oldest Earth Rocks Turned up on the Moon, of all Places

A recent study has determined that the oldest sample of Earth rock ever discovered (~4 billion years old) was actually…

1 year ago

Forming Dense Metal Planets like Mercury is Probably Pretty Difficult and Rare in the Universe

A new study by a team of Swiss astronomers indicates that Mercury-like planets, which have a high iron-to-rock ration, are…

2 years ago

Was There a Time When the Moon was Habitable?

According to a new study by a European team, the Moon may have been habitable during two periods in the…

2 years ago

New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side

A new study by a team of NASA-supported researchers has shown how a giant impact could explain all of Uranus'…

2 years ago

How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet?

A new study by an international team of scientists ventures that the Earth has had several moons in the past,…

2 years ago

Through The Nuclear Looking Glass: The Moon & The Bomb

By analyzing samples of glass formed at the Trinity nuclear test sight, a team of scientists has helped resolve the…

3 years ago

Isotopic Evidence of the Moon’s Violent Origins

Artist's impression of an impact of two planet-sized worlds (NASA/JPL-Caltech) Scientists have uncovered a history of violence hidden within lunar…

8 years ago