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Giant Impact Theory

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…

4 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…

7 months 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…

10 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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'…

1 year 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…

7 years ago