Evidence of Proto-Planet ‘Theia’ Found Deep Inside Earth’s Mantle

“Evidence of this mysterious proto-planet, it seems, may have been right beneath our feet all along.” by T.K. Randall via Unexplained-Mysteries Image Credit: NASA / Joe Tucciarone The findings could not only solve the mystery of the Moon’s formation, but also the mystery of two large subsurface ‘blobs’. While the exact circumstances that brought about the formation of the Moon … Continue reading

What You Were Taught About How the Moon Formed May be Completely Wrong

For years planetary scientists have chalked up the moon’s origin to an impact between Earth and a Mars- or larger-sized body called Theia. According to this theory about 4.5 billion years ago a newly-coalesced Earth was hit by another protoplanet. The impact pulverized a sizable part of our young planet, sending the debris into orbit where, under its own gravity, … Continue reading

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Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

Our home planet is actually two planets, scientists have said. Or at least, it’s made up of two planets. Edward Young and his team at the University of California said the orthodox belief on the origins of Earth and the Moon – that a smaller planet, Theia, grazed the Earth and send a chunk into Earth’s orbit – was false. … Continue reading