Caption: Animation showing the later stages of the process that formed the Moon. The Moon is thought to have been formed by the collision of a Mars-sized body with the young Earth, early in its history around 4.5 billion years ago. The collision melted the surface of both bodies and led to the formation of a debris ring around the Earth, seen here, which fell onto the Earth and Moon over time. See clip K001/3206 for the collision that caused this.

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Earth and the young Moon

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Duration: 00:00:31.41

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 60

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Codec: TIFF

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