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Huffingtonpost - In a spectacle that might have beguiled poets, lovers and songwriters if only they had been around to see it, Earth once had two moons, astronomers now think. But the smaller one smashed into the other in what is being called the “big splat.”
The result: Our planet was left with a single bulked-up and ever-so-slightly lopsided moon.
The astronomers came up with the scenario to explain why the moon’s far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth.
This is rather exciting to be making so many new discoveries about the galaxy, but I’m a bit weary to stand by this theory just yet. Many people use to believe that the Earth was flat, and that was understood fact amongst most. Unfortunately, it would be rather difficult to prove that another moon existed and smashed into the other considering it was billions of years ago.
Either way, this is a unique and interesting theory that I look forward hearing more about in the future.
“The new moon is the smallest moon yet discovered around Pluto. It has an estimated diameter of 8 to 21 miles (13 to 34 km). By comparison, Charon, Pluto’s largest moon, is 648 miles (1,043 km) across, and the other moons, Nix and Hydra are in the range of 20 to 70 miles in diameter (32 to 113 km).”