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The formation of the Moon


The formation of the Moon

Duration: 0'46''
Subtitles: No
Language: English, Spanish, Catalan
Technical data: resolution up to 3k, audio 5.1 available
Audience: general audience

Until recently it was thought that the moon arose from the original nebula from which planets and many satellites were formed. But as a result of the journeys of the Apollo missions, the theory arose that our satellite was formed as a consequence of a collision between Earth and a large celestial body. This theory has been backed up by computer simulations showing in images how this catastrophic event could have taken place. In this clip you can see in a realistic way how this cosmic encounter could have created the Moon.

 

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