vineri, 25 februarie 2011

Did Earth Once Share Its Orbit with a Mars-Sized Planet? New Kepler Data Suggests "Yes"

- Hidden in the mass of data from the Kepler telescope is a planetary system that has two of its apparent planets share the same orbit around their star. If the discovery is confirmed, it would support the theory that Earth once shared its orbit with a Mars-sized body, labeled Theia, that later collided with it, creating the moon. Full story:

* CHUNK OF ORIGINAL EARTH FOUND... A Late Birth for the Earth and Moon... Modern Science and the Ancient Writings on the Genesis of the Solar System...Silver tells a volatile story of Earth's origin: Water was present during its birth... Scientists finds evidence of water ice on asteroid's surface...The Moon may have formed in a nuclear explosion: