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3 years 2 weeks 6 days ago June 05, 2014 Jun 5, 2014 Thursday, June 05 2014 June 05, 2014 6:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA- New research adds strength to the theory that the moon was created by a collision between earth and a planet-sized object about four and a half billion years ago.

Scientists from Germany studied moon rocks gathered from astronauts in the Apollo 11, 12 and 16 missions and found the rocks have a different makeup than rocks on Earth.

The results also suggest the moon is made up of a 50-50 mixture of the object and Earth.

The findings fit the notion that the moon would contain material from the object that struck earth.

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