Became known, how many actually years to the moon.
Scientists know the exact age of the moon. To make the discovery enabled a new study of lunar rocks delivered to Earth during the space mission Apollo 14.
According to the calculations of scientists, the Moon for several hundred million years older than previously thought. The age of the Earth satellite consists of 4.51 billion years. Thus, the Moon formed only 60 million years after the formation of the Solar system.
The most popular theory of the origin of the moon is the Earth’s collision with planet Theia, which is comparable in size to Mars.
According to scientists, after this catastrophe, mysterious planet continued its movement, and of the fragments of the Earth formed the Moon.
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