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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
This is just one hypothesis/thoery
I am still clinging on to the meteor smashing into earth and the chunks of earth that blasted out formed the moon theory.
I like this one as well, question is would gravity reshape both earth and the moon back into spheres in the few billion years since it hypothetically happened we cant rule out whatever caused the giant asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars didn't leave it as well. I'm sure that's why Jupiter has so many moons.
Edited by Ironcobra - 8/3/11 at 9:59pm
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This is just one hypothesis/thoery
I am still clinging on to the meteor smashing into earth and the chunks of earth that blasted out formed the moon theory.
Maybe the chunks of earth formed two moons.....that later collided.
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Maybe the chunks of earth formed two moons.....that later collided.
thats possible.
Though to form a single moon from two moon, one of them would have to travel really fast I am guessing. Otherwise if they both do collide, and since they both revolve around the earth, it would mean they are traveling same speed, if they are at same speed, their paths would intersect and slam into each other. it would probably nudge one of them off course and escape earths gravity leaving only one moon to stay on path.
    
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I don't think you know what a conspiracy theory is, because this definitely doesn't involve one. The moon is the moon, unless you're thinking that the world's government powers built the moon and sent it up there during the Cold War as the space race goal.
The M.O.O.N.

Manufactured
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So johnny Law can spy on us.
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thats possible.
Though to form a single moon from two moon, one of them would have to travel really fast I am guessing. Otherwise if they both do collide, and since they both revolve around the earth, it would mean they are traveling same speed, if they are at same speed, their paths would intersect and slam into each other. it would probably nudge one of them off course and escape earths gravity leaving only one moon to stay on path.
Considering the gravitation forces involved during the collision, and the current speed of the moon, it gives weight to these guys.

Planets are not going to behave identical to two metallic balls colliding. Not only are the surfaces radically different is hardiness, but the moment the mantels collide...
post #16 of 53
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This is just one hypothesis/thoery
I am still clinging on to the meteor smashing into earth and the chunks of earth that blasted out formed the moon theory.
Collision ring theory. Yeah I'm still leaning pretty heavily toward that.
    
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I personally believe the Sith put it there but this sounds possible too So many theories out there that sound like they could be possible though.
    
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post #18 of 53
New and different but still interesting.
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O please they cant prove this any better than the hollow moon theory or others...All im saying is there are alot of interesting stories involving how the moon came about. And more than one involving good science lighten up.
The hollow moon (conspiracy) "theory" involves no science at all. It's a bunch of rubbish.
    
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It would be cool to have 2 moons, but I guess if we did have 2, no one would know any different.
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