The moon WAS once part of the Earth: Interplanetary smash created our rocky satellite 4.5 billion years ago



Scientists claim to have finally found proof which shows the moon was created during a spectacular collision billions of years ago.
While the Earth is thought to have formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, scientists believe the moon came millions of years later, after an object the size of Mars smashed into the young planet.
Now researchers say a layer of iron and other material deep in the Earth’s interior is proof the moon formed from the remnants.
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27 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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