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The Big Splat: Or How Our Moon Came to Be

Dana Mackenzie

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It takes a certain amount of courage to step beyond ones day-to-day experiments and look at the big picture - and the origin of the Moon is a big picture question par excellence. Perhaps it makes sense that William Hartmann, one of the twoMoreIt takes a certain amount of courage to step beyond ones day-to-day experiments and look at the big picture - and the origin of the Moon is a big picture question par excellence. Perhaps it makes sense that William Hartmann, one of the two scientists who unraveled the Moons biggest mystery, is not only a scientist but also a part-time artist and science fiction writer. It took someone with an artists eye and a fiction writers speculative temperament to see the big picture.This is a book about that big picture: the origin of the Moon, as interpreted by Hartmann and Alastair Cameron, the second patriarch of The Big Splat. It is also about a doomed planet called Theia, and a familiar one called Earth that used to look vastly different from todays Earth. But, most of all, it is about a long lineage of intellectual voyagers who began exploring the Moon long before Neil Armstrong planted his boot into the lunar dust.NOTE: Some editorial changes to the original text have been made with the author’s approval.©2003 Dana Mackenzie (P)2010 Audible, Inc.