New evidence that the Moon's explosive birth was weirder than we thought

Scientists have long believed that Earth's moon was born with a bang, in a colossal planetary collision commonly dubbed "The Big Splat." A study published in the latest issue of Nature all but confirms this violent hypothesis — but two additional studies published today in Science make the story of the Moon's origins far … » 10/17/12 12:53pm 10/17/12 12:53pm