Formation of the moon

Formation of the moon

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Credit: LYNETTE COOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Formation of the moon. Artwork of a Mars-sized object colliding into the Earth early in its life. It is believed that an impact such as this threw off the debris which eventually formed the Moon.

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Keywords: artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, colliding, collision, cosmos, debris, earth, formation, geological, geology, globe, illustration, impact, moon, physical, physics, planet, planetary disk, solar system, space, sun, universe, world

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