Moon formation

Weekly Space Hangout: December 9, 2020 – Casey Dreier: Are Changes Coming to NASA/US Space Policy?

https://youtu.be/d3_CZD2PhhA We are pleased to once again welcome Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society to the WSH. Casey will update…

11 months ago

Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring

Mars only has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. They're strange, for moons, little more than lumpy, potato-shaped chunks of rock.…

1 year ago

Gas and Dust Stop Planets From Eating Their Moons

A team of Japanese researchers have created a new model for moon formation that explains how planets like Saturn end…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Here’s a First. Astronomers See a Moon Forming Around a Baby Exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have…

2 years ago

Without the Impact that Formed the Moon, We Might Not Have Life on Earth

The Earth wasn't formed containing the necessary chemicals for life to begin. One well-supported theory, called the "late veneer theory",…

3 years ago