Study reckons moon came from Earth during synestia

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Researchers theorize that the moon was created inside the earth in a new study published this week.

The most prominent lunar formation theory holds that the moon was formed when a Mars-sized object named Theia hit the earth 4.6 billion years ago. A cocktail of rock and metal erupted from both celestial bodies, mixing together to birth the moon.

New research posits that a collision with something did occur but instead created a
giant donut-like spinning mass of vaporized rock called a synestia. Researchers believe the moon was fashioned inside this potentially over hundreds of years by atmospheric pressure, extreme heat and rock.

Details of the findings were published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.

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1. Depiction of Theia hitting early Earth
2. Depiction of synestia being formed
3. Depiction of moon emerging from synestia

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SOURCES: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, University of California Davis Newsweek, Nature, Lunar and Planetary Institute
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JE005333/abstract
https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/how-moon-formed-inside-vaporized-earth-synestia
http://www.newsweek.com/moon-formed-moon-formation-inside-earth-origin-theory-spinning-cloud-vaporized-824307
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13539
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/HadeanEarth/