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What Happened To The Object That Created Our Moon?

What happened to the object that slammed into the Earth to create the Moon? Was it destroyed entirely, or does it linger in one place?
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At long last, scientists have found the chemical fingerprints of Theia, the object the size of Mars which is believed to have crashed into the young Earth, creating debris that later formed the Moon. Read more...

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