Prove It!: The Earth Used To Have Two Moons
Two moons, or one moon and a Deathstar?
Go ahead and get all the "that's no moon" out of your systems now. "That's no moon." Are we good? Awesome. According to a new theory proposed by scientists, prior to 4.4 billion years ago, earth may have had two moons. Hey, you know what they say: if you love something, let it go -- if it comes back, it's yours, if it doesn't, then SERIOUSLY F*** THAT MOON, IT WAS A CHEAPSKATE AND NEVER PAID FOR DINNER WHEN WE WENT OUT ON DATES ANYWAY. "Let's go Dutch" -- eff you bro, I'm a lady!
Earth once had two moons, astronomers now think. But the smaller one smashed into the other in what is being called the "big splat."
The result: Our planet was left with a single bulked-up and ever-so-slightly lopsided moon.
The astronomers came up with the scenario to explain why the moon's far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth.
LOL @ "the big splat". We're talking about two little moons colliding, not the creation of the known universe. That would've been a teeeeensy splat at best. Like smacking a mosquito on your arm. Speaking of which -- a friend once told me if you lick up the splatter after killing a mosquito it'll get you high. Well I'm here to tell you it's not true and we're not friends anymore.
Earth's 2 Moons? It's Not Lunacy, But New Theory [huffingtonpost]
Thanks to Pat, Kelpie and Leonerd, who agree it's not the size of your moons that counts, it's how you land your lunar module.