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Thread: show suggestion: where did Earth's Moon come from?

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

    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.

    :-)

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    Dave Hein
    Houston, TX, USA

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    I like that, I'll put it on the list. There actually is a lot of good evidence for what happened.

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    is this the one how to mars like size planets shared thesame orbit and crashed creating the moon and the earth????

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    Yeah, that's the prevailing theory. There was some great evidence turned up by the Apollo astronauts.

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    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

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