In Roscosmos told about a new hypothesis of the origin of the moon

Russian scientists have put forward a new hypothesis of the origin of the moon, according to which the companion of the “cradle of mankind” could be parallel to it, not the result of collision of the planet with a celestial body.

As told TASS Executive Director of the Russian space Agency on promising programs and science Alexander Bloshenko, the new concept States that the Moon formed simultaneously with Earth as a double system from the fragmentation of clouds of dust particles. The hypothesis was confirmed by computer simulations. The moon is only 13 million years younger than Earth, whose age is estimated at 4.5 billion years, said Bloshenko.

He recalled that until recently was considered the most reliable hypothesis of the origin of the moon as a result of collision of Earth with a large cosmic body (about the size of Mars). After that huge mass of the earth matter and partly of the material of the heavenly bodies melted and were thrown into orbit, where it became the Moon.

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