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Scientists have long agreed on a theory of how the moon was formed, but this study is stirring up a debate. How exactly did the moon form?

Why Does Earth Only Have One Moon? - https://youtu.be/2HoVa2-PLCM
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Our Moon May Have Eaten Many Smaller Moons
http://www.seeker.com/moon-formation-earth-astrogeology-geology-solar-system-2186522178.html
"In research published on Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, these multiple impacts may have created many moons, which eventually coalesced to create The Moon. Therefore, a massive Earth-Theia impact event probably isn't required."

Origin of the Moon
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/index.html
"A giant impact has been proposed as being responsible for forming the Moon, but scenarios that match existing constraints are improbable. Numerical modelling now suggests that instead a series of smaller and more common impacts can explain the Earth-Moon system."

How the Moon Formed: 5 Wild Lunar Theories
http://www.space.com/25322-moon-formation-wild-theories.html
"Here's a brief rundown of the most prominent theories scientists have come up with to explain the moon's origin, including a few relatively wild ones with little observational evidence to back them up."

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