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How the Moon Was Made: Lunar Evolution Explained (Infographic)

Conceptual illustrations of the birth of the moon.
Stages in the formation of Earth's moon in the early solar system. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Scientists studying the interior of the Earth and computer simulations of the early solar system conclude that Earth's moon could have formed less than 100 million years after the birth of the solar system. 

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