Article written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
If you wonder what your life would be like without the moon, the surprising answer is that you wouldn’t be here to wonder at all! Earth before the impact that created the moon for our planet was a totally different planet.
The main message of the Discovery channel documentary is that if there were no moon, there would have been no land based life on our planet. The Earth has a large moon, making it unique in the inner solar system. The inner Solar System, that is the habitable zone of our solar system, includes the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Mercury and Venus have no moons, and Mars has only two small asteroid-sized objects orbiting it. There are 139 moons in our solar system, but our moon enjoys some special features. Of all the known moons in our Solar System, only three are in the inner region.
The moon manages the tilt of earth, in its rotation and hence the weather on our planet.