Moon Formation - V3
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Artwork of the young Earth-Moon system. The Earth had recently formed when it was struck by a protoplanet – called Theia – roughly three times the size of Mars. Debris from the impact went into orbit, while the cores of the two planets merged. Within weeks of the event, the debris formed a Saturn-like ring around the Earth. Later collisions in this ring led to the formation of the Moon, probably within just a few thousand years. Initially the Earth and Moon were much closer together than they are now, and spinning more quickly.

Title: Moon Formation - V3

Category: Solar System

Date: Jan 2024

Medium: Blender, Photoshop

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop astronomy Big Splash birth Blender 3D crescent phase earth formation impact planet planet Earth Theia The Moon

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