Articles tagged "theia"

earth and moon march 12 2020

Study reveals Earth and Moon aren't made of same stuff, challenging prevailing theory of how the Moon formed

A new study conducted by scientists at the University of New Mexico (UNM) revealed that the Earth and Moon have different oxygen isotopes compositions and are therefore not identical in oxygen as previously believed. Researchers said the findings challenge present...

March 11, 2020

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New research finds evidence of catastrophic collision of the proto-Earth with a Mars-sized body

According to the prevailing hypothesis, a Mars-sized body known as Theia smashed into Earth billions of years ago. Earth survived this giant impact but the fragments from the crash gradually coalesced into the Moon that we see today.When scientists first looked at

June 07, 2014