[meteorite-list] Moon and Earth Formed out of Identical Material
From: Steven Singletary <jumper_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:12 2004
>From the impactor.
At 11:54 PM 10/12/01 +0000, wilson alveraz wrote:
> >The theory states that, about 50 million years after the birth of the solar
> >a planet of the size of Mars -- called Theia after the mother of the Greek
> moon goddess, >Selene -- collided with the proto-earth. At this time the
> earth was in the latter stages of its >formation and had about 90% of the
> mass it has today
> Where did the otehr 10% come from?
> Thanks you
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Received on Sat 13 Oct 2001 09:43:19 AM PDT