BIG SPLAT? New two-moon theory not Earth lunacy to some astronomers

August 3, 2011 at 8:02 am in Grand Forks Herald

The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon’s far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published today in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. Continue Reading