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Theia Giant Impact Hypothesis (Collision With Earth Producing Moon)


Theia Collision With Earth:
  • According to the giant impact hypothesis, Theia was a hypothetical planet which was destroyed after colliding with the Earth 4 billion years ago. It is believed that some of Theia's debris may have then formed the Moon.
Theia In Greek Mythology:
  • Theia means goddess or divine.
  • Theia had a mythological role as the mother of the Moon goddess Selene.
  • Alludes to the use of the name Theia as the hypothetical planet which may have collided with the Earth creating the Moon.
Image from Rufus Gefangenen (cc)

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