View Full Version : show suggestion: where did Earth's Moon come from?

2006-Dec-11, 06:31 PM
Do we yet know how the Earth acquired its Moon, and where the Moon came from? And _when_ did Earth get it's moon -- was it always there or is it recent?

I've seen various theories, such as 'it was blasted out of the Earth itself', all the way to 'it was a wandering system-less planetoid that was captured by Earth'. Neither extreme seems likely ... there is probably a simpler explanation.

I'd love to hear a show on the latest theories and ideas about the origins of the Moon.


Dave Hein
Houston, TX, USA

2006-Dec-11, 09:28 PM
I like that, I'll put it on the list. There actually is a lot of good evidence for what happened.

2006-Dec-12, 12:46 AM
is this the one how to mars like size planets shared thesame orbit and crashed creating the moon and the earth????

2006-Dec-12, 02:18 AM
Yeah, that's the prevailing theory. There was some great evidence turned up by the Apollo astronauts.

2006-Dec-16, 10:54 PM
oooo could be a good'un..... or can i put that forward as my question, would send a voice file but the liverpool accent doesnt really get classed as english hahaha