Moon formed when small planet CRASHED head on with Earth creating ‘dust doughnut’

Express.co.uk | 2/28/2018 | Staff
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The impact was so intense that it vaporised the smaller planet, creating a ring of dust – called a synestia – around Earth.

Chunks of molten rock from Earth joined the synestia, which allowed the Moon to form.

Terms - Synestias - Couple - Years

In astronomical terms, synestias are extremely brief, only lasting for a couple hundred years, before...
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