TITLE

Birth of the moon

AUTHOR(S)
Hartmann, William K.
PUB. DATE
November 1989
SOURCE
Natural History;Nov89, Vol. 98 Issue 11, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents current scientific theories on how the moon originated. Previous theories; Emphasis on the moon's birth as a result of a violent collision amid the chaos of an early solar system; Apollo program in the 1960s; Theory which proposes that a nearly planet-sized body struck the earth with sufficient force to blast the earth with sufficient force to blast enough debris into orbit to form the moon.
ACCESSION #
8911270547

 

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