The moon is made up of particles of terrestrial matter

March 27. The moon is almost entirely composed of the same material from which the Earth was at the dawn of the solar system. This is the conclusion the American astrophysicist from the University of Chicago, according to news reports.

A team of scientists to study the composition of terrestrial rocks, meteorites, chondrites and fragments recovered from the depths of the moon. The researchers studied the presence of 2 types of rare isotopes of titanium, "light" titanium-47 and "heavy" titanium-50. The ratio of these elements in any part of the earth's surface, where the titanium atoms are present, is the same. Lunar samples have a similar ratio of the two isotopes of titanium. While fragments of meteorites and other space objects that have fallen to the ground, have a completely different relationship between them.

The findings call into question most of the hypotheses about the origin of the Moon, which describe the collision of Earth and Teyi protoplanetary bodies, in which the fragments of the two celestial bodies turned Moon. As anticipated, the moon is composed of particles Teyi by 40%.

The study shows that the moon may consist entirely of Mother Earth. Based on these results, scientists have put forward a different hypothesis of the moon. According to the new hypothesis, the collision of Earth with ice Teyey did, but the water and gas protoplanetary bodies evaporate due to the heat. From the rest of Mother Earth formed the Moon. This hypothesis will be tested through simulation.

Source: The Epoch Times


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