Was Moon Born from Planet's Crash into Earth?

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Many scientists think the moon was formed when another planet collided with Earth. New research suggests the impact that created the moon may have come from a foreign body that was much smaller than previously thought. Read about the new research in this National Geographic News article. Then, explore the subject further through links to related Web sites.

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