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 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

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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