The Formation of the Earth – New Hypothesis

The Formation of the Earth – New Hypothesis

Scientist have a new suggestion about the formation of the Earth. Astronomers studying the way the Moon formed have found new evidence showing that it formed after a smaller planet hit us directly about 4.5 billion years ago. According to scientists, the collision was so fierce that the “embryo planet” that hit us (Theia) eventually merged with both the Moon and Earth, writes Science Alert. The idea that our planet’s satellite formed as a result of a collision in the Solar System is not new. Until now, however, scientists have suggested that Theia simply “wiped” the Earth and pushed the...