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Birth of the Moon

W itness the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (right) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (left) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a large protoplanet. This image appeared in Earth: The Life of a Planet, a book by Mike Goldsmith and myself.

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Name: Birth of the Moon

Category: Solar System

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2011

Client: Kingfisher

Tags: Earth Moon accretion formation planet planetoid ring terrestrial planet