The Moon –“Without It There Would be No Water or Life on Earth”

 

Earth from the Moon

 

The Moon’s collision with a dwarf planet some 4.4 billion years ago provided sufficient carbonaceous material to account for the entire amount of water on Earth. “Our approach is unique because, for the first time, it allows us to associate the origin of water on Earth with the formation of the Moon. To put it simply, without the Moon there probably would be no life on Earth,” says Thorsten Kleine, professor of planetology at the University of M√ľnster.

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