The History of Our Moon – Why it Has Dark Spots

Where did the moon come from? What is it made of? And what events created the distinctive pattern of light and dark on its surface? To find out, we have sent satellites out to crash onto its surface, astronauts to comb its craters and hillsides and collect rocks, and high-tech spacecraft to map its nooks and crannies.

A half-century of study has brought us closer to the answers. Many scientists now believe that the moon was born in a monumental collision between Earth and a Mars-sized body early in the history of the solar system, some 4.5 billion years ago.

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  • dAVE

    Do you think people went to the moon?
    Please explain how they got past the earth’s radiation belts in them tin cans, came back to earth and lived in to old age (many of them) ?
    Nobody has been to the moon…

    • Ya, I kind of do think people went to the moon but I also do understand the skeptics. I made a post about the moon landing conspiracy a few months back, it’s always interesting to see as there are some good arguments. As for the radiation belt answer, here is an interesting one:

      • dAVE

        Thanks 🙂