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MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

The Moon, we admire it from afar; we are mesmerized by its beauty.

We share drinks with it when lonely, finding it a companion in even the remotest of places. And we use it as a guide.

MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

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A Slight History Of The Moon

A Slight History Of The Moon

Unlike some of the stars, Moon erodes at rate of just .01 meters per 20 million years. That is why the moon we see today had also been experienced in the same shape by our early ancestors — the cavemen. Also, the first recorded mention about the Moon traces back to 2500 BC in Mesopotamia. Those civilisations referred to Moon as something holy and also used its position in calendars to determine time and date.

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How Was Moon Created?

How Was Moon Created?

Even before we ever thought about walking on the moon, we have been pondering the questions about how Moon came to be. There have been three theories suggested around the idea of how Moon was formed. Let’s look at each theory and also its implocations.

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Earth Captured The Moon When It Was Passing The Orbit

Earth Captured The Moon When It Was Passing The Orbit

Some thought the moon was a passing asteroid that was captured by the Earth’s gravitational force. However, the only problem with this theory is that Moon is too large to be able to influenced by Earth’s gravitational force.

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Others Believed It Was Created Out Of Accretion Disc

Others Believed It Was Created Out Of Accretion Disc

Some believed that not only Moon but Earth also was created as a result of accretion disc. A disc which comprised of gas, plasma, dust and particles. However, the theory was questioned due to the fact that in case of accretion disc, the core of both Moon and Earth should be the same which isn’t the case here.

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Third Theory Says Moon Was Created When Matter Spun Off Earth

Third Theory Says Moon Was Created When Matter Spun Off Earth

The third theory suggests that Moon was created when a large piece of matter spun off the Earth’s fast-spinning orbit. However, if this was the case, the large piece of matter would have been spinning so fast it wouldn’t have been caught by the Earth’s gravitational pull.

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Another Theory After Astronauts Brought Back Pieces From Moon

Another Theory After Astronauts Brought Back Pieces From Moon

When astronauts brought back pieces from the Moon, another theory was formed. It suggests that a planet collided with Earth at some point which caused a ring of molten rock from Earth and became the Moon.

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MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

It formed at just the right distance to be an

independent body; any closer and Earth's gravity would have pulled the material back to Earth.

MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

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The Moon May Have Contributed To Life On Earth

The Moon May Have Contributed To Life On Earth

You may already know that Moon is responsible for oceanic tides through its gravitational push & pull. The more significant part of it is that it may also have contributed in forming the conditions for RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) which along with DNA is responsible for life. The RNA formation may have been supported when the earth’s area was exposed to sun during low tide but fully covered during high tide. This process left chemicals that were concentrated and then churned thus forming RNA. The process was also replicated in labs successfully cresting RNA.

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MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

When Charles Darwin wrote about the origins of life, he speculated that liffe had begun in a 'warm little pond. These intertidal zones were Darwin's warm ponds.

MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

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The Future Of Space Travel

The Future Of Space Travel

Space travel so far can be classified into three types,

1- Confrontation

2- Collaboration

3- Commercialisation

Confrontation is the era where nations were trying to reach the moon to show global dominance.

Collaboration is the era where space travel was achieved through international collaboration.

Commercialisation will be the future of space travel where space travel may be undertaken to find natural resources and space tourism.

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TALHA MUMTAZ

Reading about the future of space travel gives you the hope that civilisation may advance to a point where we would be able to travel inside our solar system freely and look at other celestial bodies eith naked eyes.

TALHA MUMTAZ

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Full time reader (and part-time Growth Consultant) trying to make the sense of the world by learning from the experiences of intellectuals around me and before me.

CURATOR'S NOTE

We have always been fascinated by the moon especially since every nation wanted to step a foot on the surface. Learn more about the shiny, small object that has always been our companion during nights.

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