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Planet Earth Fusion

Post by Rogue on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:45 am

Earth is actually formed from two planets, scientists now reveal

FEBRUARY 2, 20166:56Pm
This. Changes. Everything.
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THE Earth is actually made up of two planets, scientists have claimed.
A smaller planet, Theia, slammed into an early Earth so hard that the planets effectively mixed together.



Moon was formed by debris from a violent head-on collision between Earth and Theia.
The traditional belief regarding the origins of Earth and the Moon — that a smaller planet, Theia, grazed the Earth and sent a portion into Earth’s orbit — is false, according to Professor Edward Young from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

After studying Moon rocks brought back by astronauts on the Apollo missions, the university made a groundbreaking new discover that the Moon did not have the chemical composition made up of Theia.
“We don’t see any difference between the Earth’s and the Moon’s oxygen isotopes; they’re indistinguishable,” he said.

“Theia was thoroughly mixed into both the Earth and the Moon, and evenly dispersed between them.
“This explains why we don’t see a different signature of Theia in the Moon versus the Earth.”
The collision between Theia and Earth would have taken place approximately 100 million years after the initial formation of Earth, which was over 4.5 billion years ago.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/earth-is-actually-formed-from-two-planets-scientists-now-reveal/news-story/3ca50ff12c45cdf066ba8d1e322bee05
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Re: Planet Earth Fusion

Post by Rogue on Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:12 am


A CATACLYSMIC COLLISION FORMED THE MOON, BUT KILLED THEIA

If this collision had not taken place, our Solar System would look very different, with an additional rocky planet in the inner regions. We also would have no Moon, which would have changed the evolution of life on Earth.
http://www.universetoday.com/127139/127139/
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Re: Planet Earth Fusion

Post by Kaere on Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:48 am

It's quite fascinating, the conclusions that can be drawn from such evidence. Cool beans!
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Re: Planet Earth Fusion

Post by Solace on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:57 pm

Yea, i read about this yesterday, very interesting!
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Re: Planet Earth Fusion

Post by Rockhopper on Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:54 am

It has been known for some time Roggie. This info says the scale of the no. 2 planet was much larger than previously believed. Two planets orbiting in the same plane and sooner or later they would have to kiss. Probably happened about 3.5B years ago.

Something smited Venus mightily too. Something so large and with sufficient mass to stop Venus' spin and flip it onto it's side. All the planets spin west to east except Venus which spins slowly on a horizontally aligned axis east to west.

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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:33 am

I am tempted to plead he fifth

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