Lunar Origins Explained

Our Moon formed as the result of a massive collision and a fast spinning early Earth
10 November 2016
Presented by Liam Messin

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Compared to a lot of the objects in our solar system the Earth's Moon is a bit unusual. A new theory, published in the journal Nature, explains how the Moon got to where it is today. Professor David Rothery, from the Open University, wasn't on the paper but he took Liam through what Matja Cuk, the study's lead author had done. He started by explaining what makes the Moon such a space oddity...

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