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The formation of the Moon has always been puzzling. What is the most current, most widely accepted of the theories on how the Moon was created? 1-Capture Hypothesis 2-Fission Hypothesis 3-Double Planet Hypothesis 4-Giant Impact Hypothesis?



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According to an article in the July 1994 issue of Scientific American, the currently most-widely accepted hypothesis is the Giant Impact hypothesis. This article says that the Moon was formed as the result of the collision of a Mars-sized object with the Earth.

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