the explosive birth of the moon!


The brand new Snapchat space series has just been launched by Futura: Scroll into space! On the program, the answers to the many questions we ask ourselves about the cosmos. For this third episode, relive the rather sensational birth of our satellite, the Moon!

Notice to lovers of SnapchatFutura launches a brand new children’s series about space and the sciences of the Universe: Scroll through space. Through dynamic episodes of approximately three minutes, punctuated by great illustrations and face-to-face sequences, you will uncover many mysteries of the cosmosof the boundary of the universe to the formation of our planet.

Each week, Futura’s Thibaut will answer one of the many questions we might ask. VShow was the moon formed? Which is Spaceshipthis rocket new generation that promises to send men to Mars? How does a spacewalk take place? What fate awaits our Universe? What if we could travel to the light speed ?

In this third episode: the birth of the Moon

In this third installment of Scroll through spaceThibaut sheds light on lunar birth, which occurred 4.5 billion years ago. The Earth, still in the process of formation, was therefore without a satellite, but a protoplanet named Theia changed the situation. Similar in size to that of the planet Mars, it would have hit the Earth violently, to the point of expelling large quantities of it matters. The iron core of Theia would have merged with that of the Earth, while the external dust would have agglomerated by gravitation, thus forming … the Moon!

The Moon therefore results from this collision, hence the many similarities between its composition and that of the Earth. Today, this celestial body has a large amount of scars on its surface: in question, its absence ofatmosphere protector and, of course, the many asteroids that hit it. In particular at the South Pole, where the gigantic South Pole-Aitken basin of 2,500 kilometers in diameter arises from the impact between our satellite and an imposing asteroid. And these craters remain visible today because there is no erosion on the Moon! Each impact remains indefinitely engraved on it, unlike the Earth, where natural geological phenomena tend to smooth the surface. What if it contains ice? To find out more, you will need to go to Scroll through space !

Reading ideas for the summer with Futura?

To celebrate the start of the holidays, we offer you the Mag Futura at the discounted price of € 15 instead of € 19, or a 20% discount !

What is Mag Futura?

  • Our first print diary of over 200 pages to make science accessible to as many people as possible
  • 4 major scientific questions for 2022, from the Earth to the Moon
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* Special offer valid until July 19th. Delivery is made in France (excluding metropolitan France), Switzerland, Belgium.

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