Moon Formed 100 Million Years More Recently Than Thought – Had Magma Ocean Over 1000 Km Deep

Moon Formed 100 Million Years More Recently Than Thought – Had Magma Ocean Over 1000 Km Deep
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Earth’s natural satellite was formed from debris created by a collision between the young Earth and a protoplanet. During this process, the Moon heated up so much that a magma ocean over 1000 kilometers deep formed, which then took up to 200 million years to solidify. Using a new numerical model, scientists from DLR and the University of Münster have been able to link these events with the time of the Moon’s formation. They found that the Moon formed 4.425 billion years ago, almost 100 million years later than previously thought. Focus: […]

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