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Topic #1 Survey on Oncourse
before investigating the Links below
Questions Concerning Formation of the Moon
- How was the Moon formed?
- What hypotheses have been offered to explain the origin
of the Moon?
- Which idea for the Moon's formation is most convincing?
- Is the information sufficient to distinguish the various
- What effect did formation of the Moon have on the Earth?
- What were the physical changes (e.g. in rotation, tilt)?
- What were the chemical changes in composition?
- How would the Earth be different if the Moon had not been
- What specific characteristics, including biological
processes, might be changed?
Links to Internet Resources:
- General information on the Moon
- Theories for the formation of the Moon
- Detailed evaluation of hypothesis for the Moon's origin
- Simple explanation
- Recent findings on the Moon's origin
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