How come there is no place on earth to visit and see where the moon was ripped off?
There should be ruins someplace right?
- MikeLv 71 month ago
Geological processes would have erased any evidence, since the collision with Theia and the formation of the moon happened before the Earth was completely formed.
- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
Because the entire crust and part of the mantle was ripped off by the seismic waves from the impact of theia, which was the size of Mars. There has been to much tectonic activity in over more than 4 billion years since the impact. No such place exists on Earth.
- D gLv 71 month ago
Real easy the earth became volcanic at the impact and the price that flew off was really hot too so the volcanic activity filled in the area the moon was torn off
- jeffdanielkLv 41 month ago
The moon wasn't really ripped off the earth. Another planet size object hit the earth. Both were completely crumbled and liquified. The debris was scattered all around the space near earth. After millions of years, most material clustered together to reform earth and the rest was a ring orbiting earth. After more time, the ring clustered to form the moon
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- tham153Lv 71 month ago
This ripped out of Earth 19th century theory is drastically obsolete, as modern physical knowledge proves this to be impossible. Current theory, bolstered by lunar materials from the Apollo Project, suggest that a proto-planet roughly the size of Mars collided with the early Earth in a glancing blow. Much of this body, including the core, merged into Earth, but some crustal material escaped to form the Moon. This helps to explain why Earth has a density much greater than the Moon, 5.52 versus 3.2.
Something similar must have caused the remarkable axial tilts of Venus and Uranus.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
No. It used to be thought that the Pacific Ocean was where she was ripped out but that would've been eliminated by continental drift. She was probably an entire outer layer of this planet.
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
None can really say because it was so long ago and Earth was Liquified at the time
But some say the Pacific Basin is a good CandidateSource(s): Theia
- 1 month ago
The impact liquefied the Earth; it basically melted everything, and then reformed, so there's no 'place' to go to see where the impact occurred. Think of someone doing a cannonball into a pool, making a big splash, and going to see where they hit a week later...
Here's a video of what it might looked like: https://youtu.be/fVRTgTUShCQ
- Old Man DirtLv 71 month ago
Those who support this theory for the origin of the moon claim that the place it came from was the Pacific Ocean Basin. That this caused the Pacific Ocean Basin.
There are other theories and the other widely supported theory is both were formed at the same time from the same cloud of mass (matter) at the same time.