PBS Space Time

The New Science of Moon Formation

Season 9 Episode 1 | 15m 32s  | Video has closed captioning.

Einstein once asked whether “the moon exists only when I look at it?". It was rhetorical objection to the idea that measurement in quantum mechanics causes reality to become real. But there was a time when the moon didn’t exist, and then hours later suddenly did. At least, according to the latest simulations of its formation.

Aired: 01/11/23

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning