Re: GEOLOGY/SETI: The moon and plate tectonics

Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 16:57:40 MDT

In a message dated 7/12/01 9:27:25 AM, writes:

>But did Charon result from a collision like that that formed our moon?
>Or was it simply a captured Kuiper Belt Object.... its really just a
>hunk of ice.

I don't know personally, but it's got an awfully circular orbit for a capture.
They're both supposed to be just big KBOs, by current conventional wisdom.

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