The story of the Moon
• The story of the Moon
A new study published today the authoritative scientific journal Nature, has called into question the relevance of most of the previously existing theories of the origin of the Moon. Until now, the most likely cause of the satellite was considered a collision with the Earth of a small meteorite. Now it turns out that the impact from the outside was much greater.
One popular theory is that the Moon - this is a real planet that came from outside our system and had to pull the Earth's gravity. The scientific community refers to this theory quite skeptical, because the moon is not so easy to be subjected to such influence on our planet. However, among scientists there are proponents of this theory, they argue that the mass of the satellite has changed in a big way due to space debris, going around for several billion years.
At the fantastic theory of the moon it is not other than a man-made object. He was allegedly placed the Earth in order to collect enough data about our civilization. Oddly enough, but this idea, too, did not arise out of nowhere. During the landing of American astronauts of the mission Apollo 18 seismograph recorded the lightest vibration of the planet - such testimony could give a hollow sphere.
A modern interpretation of
And finally, the latest theory, it is currently the most wealthy. After examining the samples brought back from the Moon, scientists are inclined to conclude that our companion - it's just a huge splinter of the Earth. About four billion years ago in the place, which is now the Pacific Ocean, struck by another planet the size of Mars. Breakaway splinter retired to some distance and stopped, held by Earth's gravity.