A new view of the Moon's formation: Crucial difference in 'fingerprints' confirms explosive, interconnected past

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:00 in Astronomy & Space

Within the first 150 million years after our solar system formed, a giant body roughly the size of Mars struck and merged with Earth, blasting a huge cloud of rock and debris into space. This cloud would eventually coalesce and form the moon.

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