History of Our Planet and Moon
The following is a fascinating explanation that one of Richard Kieininger's Teachers shared with him on the history of our planet and moon:
The solar system was formed about 4.6 billion years ago. The planet that today is Earth occupied a position between Mars and Jupiter and was much larger and had several moons, including our present large Moon, is about the proper proportion to a much larger planet. About 4 billion years ago, a large body entered the solar system, coming in at an angle, and its path collided with the Earth. All the planets in the solar system rotate in one direction, but this interloper was moving in a counter direction. One of the moons of that body, which was quite large, directly smacked into Earth, shearing off about half of it and throwing much of the debris into erratic orbits, with many pieces falling into the Sun or striking other planets over billions of years. Most of this debris makes up the very wide ring of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter today and occupies the former orbit of Planet Earth.
The Earth ended up being about half its size and was slowed down drastically by the impact of the large moon of the interloping body, and therefore, it didn't have as much centrifugal force; so it fell into its present orbit between Mars and Venus. Earth's smaller moons were swept away by the interloping body's gravity, but we did retain the Moon, which is too large, really, for the present size of our planet, and is the reason its orbit is so far out.
The gravitational tidal forces and the heat of impact by the interloping body liquefied the Earth again. Being liquid, it re-formed again as a sphere, but most of the granitic materials that normally make up our continents were essentially left just on one side of the Earth after the impact. Since that time the Earth has been gradually redistributing the recrystalized granite blocks that make up the basements of the continents. It also accounts for why the rocks that make up the surface of the Moon are about a billion years older than the rocks on Planet Earth, because the Moon's surface was not remelted as Earth's was.
This was information that was given by Angels to the Masters, and thus to members of the Brotherhoods. And it was written down as the history of our planet a long time ago, in early civilizations. Exposure to massive tidal forces helps to explain the unusual melting of interior metallic substances from the Moon's interior onto the surface, which form what are called "maria," the dark level plains of the Moon.