Baby Moon-Birthing Collision Slapped Earth Sideways

The impact that formed the moon was a very violent and dizzying time for our planet.

Published On 11/02/2016
4:46 PM EDT
A mosaic of images the NASA Galileo spacecraft took of the moon in 1992, on its way to Jupiter. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS
The Earth and the moon captured in a single image by the Galileo spacecraft in 1992, eight days after it made a close flyby of Earth. Credit: NASA