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Moon could be formed as a result of the explosion

January 29 2010
11:52

Dutch researchers have suggested that the Moon formed as a result of the explosion of the natural nuclear reactor that has existed for billions of years ago in the Earth's mantle. This conclusion was Rob de Meijer of the University of Western Cape (South Africa) and Wim van Vestrenen from the University of Amsterdam.

They note that evidence of an explosion can be a large number of lunar soil in helium-3 and Xenon-136 - substances that are formed in a natural georeaktore in large quantities, RIA Novosti reported.

But more accurate data can be obtained by studying samples from the lunar surface. True, it will not do so easily, since large amounts of isotopes could be formed under the influence of the solar wind.

But at the same time, scientists remind that the existence of natural nuclear reactors on Earth is already a proven fact. So about 1.5 billion years in the territory of modern Gabon in the sediments of uranium was a chain nuclear reaction, evidence of which were found in 1972.

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