Earth may once have had two moons

By Archean ยท 5 replies
Aug 4, 2011
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    A new theory suggests the Earth once had a small second moon that perished in a slow motion collision with its "big sister". Researchers suggest the collision may explain the mysterious mountains on the far side of our Moon.

    The scientists say the relatively slow speed of the crash was crucial in adding material to the rarely-seen lunar hemisphere. Details have been published in the journal Nature.
  2. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    Wow. Every other day scientists come out with a new theory about what we may of had in the past.
  3. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    I honestly don't know what the truth here is, but to be honest, this kind of subject matter intrigues me! If this theory is accurate or not, I feel it's always a good thing when man is made to think about things, ponder the truths, and come to his or her own determinations.

    I enjoy it when man's "so called" reality's are challenged and even stretched by thought and theory!

    I like this! :)
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Our moon's had a hard life; Its mother, the planet Theia, was crused to death by the earth, then the moon was born into being battered by all the asteroids and debris left over, leaving all those creators...Now we learn it probably had to go through this.

    Poor Moon.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Poor moon indeed, but an interesting read none-the-less :)
  6. ReMiXeDg

    ReMiXeDg Banned

    I've had heard about this a while ago...

    I do believe in this, They got some facts to back it up and C'mon there scientists and thats what they do best is tell people what has been here in the past and whats coming in the future.

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