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Fraser
2006-Aug-18, 04:53 PM
Did the Earth capture the Moon with its gravity, did they form together in the early Solar System, or did the Moon form when a Mars-sized object smashed into the Earth. New data from ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has turned up deposits of calcium on the lunar surface. By measuring these minerals, as well as aluminium, magnesium and silicon, scientists can better map out the composition of the Moon, and predict what kind of impact might have happened.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/08/18/linking-the-formation-of-the-earth-and-moon/)