Formation of the Moon. By Brad Shaver. Previous Models. Fission Capture Binary Accretion . Fission Model. Idea was Earth spinning at high rate. Tossed material off surface. Problem is that the moon should be orbiting at earth’s equator!. Capture Model.
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By Brad Shaver
Problem is that the moon should be orbiting at earth’s equator!
However, moon and earth have same composition!
Problem is moon doesn’t have much metallic iron!
The moon must be from earth!
-collided with each other in early solar system
The cause of the offset center of mass may be due to the crust being uneven