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Science Bulletins: Our Moon

The peaceful glow of the moonlight in our sky belies a violent history. Evidence suggests that the Moon formed when a Mars-sized object collided with the young Earth, and detailed computer models show us how such an impact could form our lunar companion in just one month.Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for ScienceLiteracy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department ofEducation at the American Museum of Natural History. This visualizationwas supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
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