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Theia (planet)

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Theia is a planet that is thought to have hit the Earth 4.5 billion years ago. The debris from the impact formed the Moon.[1] It is also thought that Earth's water came from Theia.[2]

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  1. Wolpert, Stuart (January 12, 2017). "UCLA Study Shows the Moon is Older Than Previously Thought". scitechdaily.com. UCLA. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. Budde, Gerrit; Burkhardt, Christoph; Kleine, Thorsten (2019-05-20). "Molybdenum isotopic evidence for the late accretion of outer Solar System material to Earth". Nature Astronomy. 3 (8): 736–741. Bibcode:2019NatAs...3..736B. doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0779-y. ISSN 2397-3366. S2CID 181460133.