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Old 12-16-2008, 12:04 PM   #1195
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Birth of the Moon: a runaway nuclear reaction?
Issue 22 of Cosmos, August 2008

by Marcel Crok

How the Moon arose has long stumped scientists. Now Dutch geophysicists argue that it was created not by a massive collision 4.5 billion years ago, but by a runaway nuclear reaction deep inside the young Earth.
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