simulated image of the Moon forming from remnants of ancient celestial body Theia

This week in science

How the Moon formed and more: Understand the world through 8 images

NASA's Ames Research Center


NASA scientists found support for one theory of how the Moon formed the week of September 29 to October 5, as researchers found a terrestrial ancestor of ancient Pterosaurs.

Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told in 8 amazing images.

Dr Richard Unitt/UCC