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The prevailing hypothesis today is that the Earth–Moon system formed as a result of a giant impact: a Mars-sized body hitting the newly formed proto-Earth, blasting material into orbit around it, which accreted to form the Moon. Giant impacts are thought to have been common in the early Solar System. Computer simulations modelling a giant impact are consistent with measurements of the angular momentum of the Earth–Moon system and the small size of the lunar core. These simulations also show that most of the Moon came from the impactor, not from the proto-Earth. However more recent tests suggest more of the Moon coalesced from the Earth and not the impactor. Meteorites show that other inner Solar System bodies such as Mars and Vesta have very different oxygen and tungsten isotopic compositions to the Earth, while the Earth and Moon have near-identical isotopic compositions. Post-impact mixing of the vaporized material between the forming Earth and Moon could have equalized their isotopic compositions, although this is debated.

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Where else is it gonna go?

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Really, dude? XD

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Love to hear u explain it!
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facepalm

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god put it there

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The Great Bambino thought it looked good there. So he left it there.

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I walked over and placed it there, duh.

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PaintedRed

To put it extremely simply, when a meteorite hit Earth during its formation, fragments flew into orbit around Earth, gravity formed them into the moon.

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Where was the gravity sweety?
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Most likely a huge asteroid collided with the earth when it was forming. A piece of earth got ripped away. The forming earth had a greater gravity and pulled the broken off chunk into orbit around itself. Then the debris surrounding each object got pulled into them.

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helixaqua
Excellent....I had to star everyone also...except the God answers, those are always unacceptable answers.
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Yeah.
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I'm here when you're absent from these space questions.
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If you belived in God you know

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There was a huge explosion at a prehistoric cheese factory.

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God, the creator of heaven and Earth, and the moon.

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tattoogirl

Wow it makes me wonder what the heck they teach in science classes any more!!
Ok when Earth was forming an asteroid collided with it & a piece of earth was ripped away & was mixed with that & other debris in space to form the moon.

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The moon is an ancient alien base abandoned 11,000 years ago.

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Or states more understandably:
Genesis 1:1. In the beggining God made the heavenS and the earth!
How simple is that! Out of nothing God did this! All He did was speak:Let there be.............!

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so shallow how can you?
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During the creation of the Earth, a Mars-sized object crashed into it, sending debris into space. With gravity, the moon then formed and the Earth kept forming. And now, in the present, we have a big blue rock with water on it with a smaller white rock circling it, and apparently science teachers who aren't teaching this stuff on the big blue rock.

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I threw it.

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The government sent it up there as a large satellite to spy on people and countries. There is a secret community in the center of it that watch every single movement you do.

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