Infinity & Beyond — Episode 3: How the Moon formed

Let Abigail Bollenbach and Astronomy magazine walk you through the various theories for how the Moon formed.
By | Published: July 16, 2020

The Moon has always beckoned. Long before our ancestors realized “wandering stars” were actually planets sharing the solar system with Earth, they recognized the Moon was a sort of sibling to our planet. And one of the first big questions to arise was surely: How did the Moon come to be?

In this third episode of Infinity and Beyond, host Abigail Bollenbach gives you a crash course on some of the top theories about how the Moon formed, focusing on the leading contender: the Giant Impact Hypothesis.

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