Scientists have presented an animation showing the change of the location momentum Earth and moon relative to the plane of Laplace. The study is published in the Nature magazine, briefly about it it reports edition EurekAlert!
The work of specialists allowed to explain the reason why the chemical composition of the moon is almost identical with that of the Earth. Research supports the model of the shock formation of the moon and explains its inclination to the plane the Ecliptic in five degrees.
According to experts, such a rotation of the satellite around the planet due to the fact that in the early stages of its formation, in accordance with the laws of conservation, part of the angular momentum of the system Moon-Earth passed to the system Earth-Sun.