|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
I would like to know what the effect would be on the Earth if an asteroid or comet the size of the one that reportedly killed the dinosaurs collided with our moon. Would it matter which direction the body hit the moon? Could an impact actually knock the moon out of Earth orbit either away from the Earth, or into the Earth? Pauline Barmby, Astrophysicist, has answered what might happen if the moon were moved closer to Earth but what might happen otherwise?
Re: How would Earth be affected if a large asteroid or comet hit our moon?
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