Chicago Daily Herald: Moon may have once been part of Earth

Larry_TaylorThe Chicago Daily Herald interviewed Larry Taylor for a story exploring how the moon may have once been part of earth.

There have been many theories about the moon’s origins, including one that describes a hunk of the Earth spinning off the planet, leaving a dent in the Pacific Ocean, Taylor told the newspaper.  “There’s not much difference between parts from the Earth and parts from the moon,” said Taylor, who studies the moon and its composition. Continue reading online.

Taylor is a professor of petrology and geochemistry in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.