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According to Space.com, scientists have three main theories about the formation of the moon. They are the giant impact hypothesis, the capture theory and the co-formation theory. More »

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The most popular theory regarding lunar formation is that a Mars-sized planetoid slammed into the Earth and flung molten debris into orbit around 40 million years after the solar system was created, according to scientis... More »

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There are varying theories on how the moon was created. Some scientists believe that it was created when a Mars-sized planet named Theia crashed into the Earth during the early years of the formation of the solar system. More »

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