Origin Of The Moon

Our lunar companion was created by a giant collision

The true origin of the moon remained a mystery until recently

Our understanding of the moons origin changed over time

The capture theory proposed that the moon was captured by the earth

The accretion hypothesis suggests that the moon was formed with earth as the solar system took shape

Scientists were able to determine the ages of the moons craters thanks to the samples brought back by the apollo missions

It was found that the samples were over 3 billion years old

The most widely accepted theory of the origin of the earth and the moon was proposed in the 1970s