Giant Impact Theory

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…

6 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…

6 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'…

6 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,…

6 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…

7 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…

12 years ago