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Friday, 8 August 2014

Where did our Moon come from?

Recently new evidence came to light that supported the long-held hypothesis regarding the formation of our Moon. Where did the Moon come from? Scientists believed that a very, very, very long time ago (4.5 billion years) a planetary body called Theia, the size of Mars, indirectly collided with Earth and formed a lot of debris. 

Photo: Recently new evidence came to light that supported the long-held hypothesis regarding the formation of our Moon. Where did the Moon come from? Scientists believed that a very, very, very long time ago (4.5 billion years) a planetary body called Theia, the size of Mars, indirectly collided with Earth and formed a lot of debris. 

The Moon formed over time from this remainder, and ever since has been orbiting out planet like clockwork. In 2 days, we'll have a full Moon as seen from Earth. The phases of the Moon have been calculated with extreme precision for every single day gone, and every single day yet to come. 

Many associate the Moon with emotional depth, a hidden yet powerful force - the kind that makes the oceans move. And they do, they move, in tides. Whenever two people meet, a collision takes place. Most of what happens bounces off into deep space, just like the debris from Theia. Yet sometimes, a little something stays with you, becomes intertwined with your inner workings in a way beyond your comprehension, gives way to a silent force that likes to come out at night, and for a very long time will dance with you. Just like the Moon stayed with the Earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theia_(planet)

The Moon formed over time from this remainder, and ever since has been orbiting out planet like clockwork. In 2 days, we'll have a full Moon as seen from Earth. The phases of the Moon have been calculated with extreme precision for every single day gone, and every single day yet to come. 

Many associate the Moon with emotional depth, a hidden yet powerful force - the kind that makes the oceans move. And they do, they move, in tides. Whenever two people meet, a collision takes place. Most of what happens bounces off into deep space, just like the debris from Theia. Yet sometimes, a little something stays with you, becomes intertwined with your inner workings in a way beyond your comprehension, gives way to a silent force that likes to come out at night, and for a very long time will dance with you. Just like the Moon stayed with the Earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theia_(planet)

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