Moon facts

The current theory of the moons formation is that it was formed when the Earth was hit by a Mars sized planet. This caused the earth’s tilt and the faster rotation of the earth which is now slowing at a rate of 2 seconds for every 100,000 years.¬†Shortly after the moon was formed it was about 200,000 miles closer to the Earth than it is today. That means that the tides were actually more like mega-tsunami’s.

(The Great Courses – A New History of Life)

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