New Evidence Suggests Earth’s Moon Was Born In A Blast!February 10, 2021
The Earth’s moon is the largest object in our sky at night, as well as our closest neighbor in space. Mesmerizing, confusing and amazing, our Moon pours its cold and mesmerizing golden fire into the darkness, floating in the sea of stars. In many cultures around the world there are strange and interesting myths about the Moon of the Earth, which reflect its significance in the night sky and its impact on human life. But where did the Earth’s moon come from? In June 2014, a group of planetary scientists announced their findings confirming the basic theory of the formation of the Moon: their new analysis of lunar samples for the first time shows that the chemical composition of the Moon differs from the chemical composition of the Earth, confirming the giant impact. Hypothesis. in which the Earth’s moon was born as a result of a collision between the original Earth and a mysterious object the size of Mars named Teia.
Our beautiful moon has long been an inspiration for strange, wild and magical myths and stories, and is a material for poetry. It is an old symbol of femininity as well as romantic love and madness. Some traditional fairy tales and children’s tales whisper on a person’s face on a glowing surface, while others tell hauntingly beautiful stories about the “moon rabbit”. In addition to ancient, fantastic and beautiful stories, the Earth’s Moon is a very real object. This has been the case with our planet almost from the beginning, when our solar system first formed about 4.56 billion years ago. It is also the only body outside the Earth we walked on, leaving our footprints in supernatural dust.
A new study suggests that a series of measurements of oxygen isotopes may indicate that the moon was actually born as a result of a collision with an astronomical body the size of a planet. The study was published in the June 6, 2014 issue of The Journal of Science and presented at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in California on June 11, 2014.
Although most planetary scientists have long believed that our Moon was born as a result of a giant explosion between our planet and Teija, attempts to confirm this were focused on measuring the ratios of isotopes of oxygen, titanium, silicon and others. These proportions are known to vary in our solar system, and the great similarities between The Earth and the Moon contradicted theoretical models of a catastrophic initial collision. This theory assumed that the Earth’s moon would originate mainly from Theia’s material, and therefore it was thought that its composition was different from Earth.
The wreckage from Earth and Teia gave birth to our Moon, as the hypothesis of a giant impact says, and Teyya contributed much more of his material. But so far it has been extremely difficult to prove, as planetary scientists have not been able to find any evidence, except for earth debris, within our Moon.
“The big question has always been: why don’t we see this difference, why are the Earth and the moon so similar?” says Dr. Daniel Herwartz in Scientific American on June 5, 2014. Dr. Herwartz, a geochemist of isotopes at the University of Cologne in Germany, is one of the lead authors of the research team.
Most of the eight large planets inhabiting the famous family of our Sun have their own unique composition, which can be determined by studying isotopes or variations of chemical elements, such as oxygen, in cosmic samples. To make the giant impact hypothesis viable, suggesting that one cosmic body was embedded in an ancient Earth and that the debris caused by the collision had a significant impact on the Earth’s lunar composition, the Earth and its moon must also contain different ratios of elementary isotopes.
A team of German researchers led by Dr. Herwartz said they may have discovered something unique in lunar samples: an isotopic index other than Earth’s. To make this discovery, Dr. Herwartz and his team first investigated the proportions of oxygen isotopes in lunar meteorites that have fallen on our planet. However, the samples were so bad that it was extremely difficult to detect the differences between isotopic relationships in these lunar and terrestrial samples.
Where on Earth is the moon coming from?
In our solar system, more than 100 satellites orbit eight major planets. Most of them are small icy worlds containing only a little rocky material that revolves around four giant gas planets dancing in the cold, outer kingdom of our solar system – away from the golden light and heat of our star. The four magnificent and gigantic inhabitants of the outer borders – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – are shrouded in gas and surrounded by myriads of sparkling moons and moons. On the contrary, the very innermost part of our solar system is almost completely devoid of moons. Of the four relatively small and rocky Earth-like planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars – Mercury and Venus are moonless, and Mars is surrounded by two small, bumpy and slightly distorted moons called Phobos and Deimos. Phobos and Deimos are probably asteroids that broke out of the main asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter, and were entangled by Martian gravity long ago, when the solar system was still young. The wonderfully beautiful Moon of the Earth is the largest in the inner kingdom of our solar system.
The moon is defined as a natural satellite orbiting another body, which in turn revolves around its star. The moon is held in this position by both the gravity of its host and its own gravity. Some planets are surrounded by moons; some don’t. Several asteroids are known to orbit small moons, and some dwarf planets, such as Pluto, also have satellites. One of Pluto’s moons, Charon, is about 50% the size of Pluto itself, and some scientists believe it is part of Pluto that was shot down by a catastrophic collision with another object released a long time ago. Because Charon is about half the size of Pluto, these two bodies are sometimes considered a double planet.
For a long time there were various theories trying to explain how the Earth’s moon was born. One theory suggests that our moon was once part of the Earth and originated about 4.5 billion years ago. According to this model, the Pacific Basin is the most likely birthplace where this moon formation event occurred.