Why was the moon put in our orbit?

14 Answers

Relevance
  • F
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Let’s just say God did it. Easier than thinking.

  • 2 months ago

    It wasn't put there like the finishing tough on a home improvement project.  It formed as a result of things that happened in the early solar system.  The most likely scenario, as others have mentioned, is that the early Earth was hit by a planet-sized object that blew off a large amount of matter that coalesced in orbit.

  • 2 months ago

    Endless supply of swiss cheese. 

  • 2 months ago

    It was put there so astronauts would have something to land on  

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 2 months ago

    Because of a Collision about 4.5 Billion years ago between  a fledgling Earth and a Mars sized Proto Planet that has been named Theia

    A lot of Thiea's Mass  became part of Earth's

    But the splashback formed first a ring of molten Earth/Theia Matter

     It has been thought three Sattelites Formed omce before they Colagulated into one single Object

    Our Moon

    And where would we be without Looneys  ?

    Attachment image
    Source(s): A Limerick Writer from Darkest Peru His lines only added to two
  • 2 months ago

    so farmers on Earth would be able to pick from the fields at night and for guidance if you were traveling most places on Earth...   pretty cool right.???   and for human enjoyment to just look at...  it has many uses, depends on what you are doing at the time...   It was tougher way back when you didn't have roads to follow and you had to travel during bad weather and clouds roll in on you, making you make camp where you are at , if you don't have a compass in hand...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Gotta love how billrussel uses Wikipedia written by fanboys as a source of scientific research.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Why to regulate women's periods of course

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    when the big bang happened, many planets got moons. without ours, Earth wouldn't spin on a constant axis. it would spin uncontrollably and life as we know it would not exist. 

  • 2 months ago

    it was not "put" anywhere.  The origin of the moon is a bit of a mystery.

    wikipedia:

    The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth. The most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a hypothetical Mars-sized body called Theia. New research of Moon rocks, although not rejecting the Theia hypothesis, suggests that the Moon may be older than previously thought.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.