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Research Indicates Earth's Moon May Have Formed In Year Or Less

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September 29, 1997
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University Of Colorado At Boulder
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New computer simulations by a team of scientists working at the University of Colorado at Boulder indicate a disk of debris orbiting Earth early in its history may have taken less than a year to coalesce into the moon we see today.

New computer simulations by a team of scientists working at the University of Colorado at Boulder indicate a disk of debris orbiting Earth early in its history may have taken less than a year to coalesce into the moon we see today.


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