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Giant impact could have formed the moon more rapidly, new simulations indicate

Scientists have used the most detailed supercomputer simulations yet to reveal an alternative explanation for the moon’s origin. The study suggests a giant impact could have formed a moon-like body more rapidly, placing it into orbit around the Earth. In their search for scenarios that could explain the Earth-moon system we know today, researchers at […]

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Nasa tests defence technology by crashing spacecraft into asteroid

Nasa has successfully crashed a spacecraft into a small asteroid as part of a planetary protection test mission. While this asteroid – named Dimorphos – posed no threat to Earth, the aim of the mission was to demonstrate that dangerous incoming rocks can be deflected by deliberately smashing into them. “IMPACT SUCCESS!” Nasa tweeted after […]

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