New study says an explosion of debris from Earth may have given birth to the Moon

Eons ago, when the Earth was still barely formed, scientists believe a fiery eruption or collision sent a massive spray of debris out into space.

That debris, they say, would have then fueled the birth of the Moon.

This isn’t exactly a new idea. Scientists have believed the Moon originated from parts of the Earth for decades.

However, this new research may finally provide the evidence they’ve been searching for.

The evidence comes in the form of isotopes of noble gases like helium and neon

Researchers found these trapped in lunar meteorites recovered from the Antarctic.

The isotopes match up with those found in solar wind, despite the meteorites reportedly never being exposed to it.

It’s these similarities which scientists believe provide proof the birth of the Moon was fueled by debris from Earth.

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