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When the Earth had two moons

21 mins | Jul 31, 2019
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A look at the model which finally explained the strange asymmetry of the moon. "For more than half a century, the moon had been mocking the best minds in science," writes Corey S. Powell as he delves through the work of Erik Asphaug who decided enough was enough when devising the model to explain it: "the big splat".
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