What is the present leading theory for the Moons formation?

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    Fission of the early Earth due to its rapid rotation into two fragments.
     Impact of a large object with the early Earth, followed by coalescence and capture of the resulting fragments.
     None of the theories listed here gives an acceptable model.
     Co-formation of the Earth and Moon out of the same protoplanetary material as nearby objects.
     Capture of a wandering object by the gravitational field of Earth.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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Impact of a large object with the early Earth, followed by coalescence and capture of the resulting fragments.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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