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The origin of the moon is an exciting subject. There is a theory that has been accepted for more than twenty years, and that is that the moon was formed by the collision between a body the size of Mars and the planet that would become the earth and the material that was released and left in orbit accumulated on a disk to form the moon. However, there is a theory that could indicate that the moon was formed from the Earth, following the principle of “Synestia”, the name given by the initiators of the theory to the planetary object responsible for why the moon was formed from the Earth.
The principle of Synestia and the possibility of the Moon being formed from the earth.
Simon Lock, a Harvard University graduate in planetary and earth sciences, has left the world speechless with a new theory on the origin of the earth. Lock, together with the other collaborators, state that it is possible that the moon has been created from the earth because they both share the same isotopic “fingerprint”, and that in no previous event has it been possible to observe that a collision is capable of creating a celestial body the size of the moon.
On the other hand, Lock says it was most likely created in the interior of the vaporized Earth at high temperatures ranging from 2,200 to 3,300 degrees Celsius.
They have created the term “Synestia” in order to test their theory. This event is created from a collision between bodies the size of planets resulting in the creation of a rapidly rotating mass of molten and vaporized rock with a part of its body in orbit around it. This object expands and takes the form of a huge “doughnut”.
Synestia as a theory.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But it could answer many questions that have been present in the formation of the Earth satellite.
the moon and earth
Lock’s explanation for the creation of the moon began when a small amount of liquid rock accumulated inside the “doughnut”. As that structure cools, the vaporized rock condenses at the same time, causing it to “rain” toward the center. This would cause the entire structure to contract in one body over time, and the Moon would form from the vapor.
When the whole structure is condensed over the years, only a huge liquid rock mass would remain, which would be the earth as we know it.
For many, this theory is somewhat far-fetched; for others, it may even be more accurate than it is today. However, this is a subject that is always of interest to us, and it never hurts to look at other expert views.