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Did the moon form in a nuclear explosion ?

By T.K. Randall
January 30, 2010 · Comment icon 2 comments

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A new theory suggests that the moon may have formed following a natural nuclear explosion in the Earth's mantle.
Scientists have been working on determining how the moon was formed for decades, up until now the prevelant theory was that the moon was formed after a massive object collided with the Earth in its infancy.
A new theory suggests the Moon was formed after a natural nuclear explosion in the Earth's mantle rather than after the impact of a massive object with the Earth, as previously thought.


Source: PhysOrg.com | Comments (2)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Nick.J.95 15 years ago
It's and interesting concept, but is it really physically possible? Nick
Comment icon #2 Posted by meankitty 15 years ago
It's and interesting concept, but is it really physically possible? Nick Check the discussion under the article, some interesting stuff there.


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