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A younger Moon

The most recent study of lunar rocks indicates that the Moon formed later than previously thought — a conclusion that requires our view of the early history of the inner Solar System to be revised.

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Figure 1: The earliest history of the Moon and Earth.

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Brandon, A. A younger Moon. Nature 450, 1169–1170 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/4501169a

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