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(io9)   Scientists reveal new evidence indicating the Moon's explosive birth was weirder than we thought   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, moons, angular momentum, Geochemistry, Earth mass, Planetary Science, Apollo missions, zinc, potassium  
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6768 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Oct 2012 at 6:54 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-17 08:39:00 PM  
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Did it turn out to be 1st Impact, after all?

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2012-10-17 07:28:03 PM  
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Plant Rights Activist: b0rscht: Christ on a cracker.

Putin on the Ritz.
2012-10-17 07:22:06 PM  
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b0rscht: Christ on a cracker.

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2012-10-17 07:20:54 PM  
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b0rscht: No, it doesn't, it reaffirms the leading hypothesis for how the moon formed. Christ on a cracker.

It doesn't form a whole new theory, but it posits that the young Earth was impacted by a body near its own mass, not a significantly smaller body.

which is big...I guess.
2012-10-17 07:11:05 PM  
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I just want to hop in a tardis and go watch it happen.
2012-10-17 06:28:05 PM  
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Based on this, it seems like the odds of an Earth-sized planet with a Moon-sized moon would actually be pretty darn rare throughout the galaxy. This lends credence to something I was told by my 9th grade science teacher who told us that, if Aliens really did visit Earth it was surely to watch total lunar eclipses which must be incredibly rare because of the fact that the exact size of the moon, and the exact apparent size of the sun all have to line up exactly. Lots of variables there.

I think the aliens in this book did exactly that, among other things.

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