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What created the moon?

Question asked by: knowitall

There are many theories as to the creation of the moon, and these have changed over time as has the favourite theory of the time.

It is now thought that the most likely is called the fission theory.

The moon was part of earth and a massive collision smashed some earth rock off into space at some period in the past long ago.

The pacific ocean basin is leading candidate for explaining where the rock came from under this theory.

Another theory is that the moon was from somewhere else and wandered into the gravitational theory of the earth which captured it.

Other less popular theories include that it was formed in location and therefore always subject to our gravity, or that the moon is formed from lots of bits of debris around the sun that came together over millions of years.

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