Photo: flickr.com/Bluedharma
Photo: flickr.com/Bluedharma

By ALEXIA ALMONTE, Kid Reporter, age 11

Astronomers from the University of California at Santa Cruz think our moon once had a smaller sibling. Their theory is that the smaller moon was demolished when it crashed into its “big sister.” This theory may explain why the moon has two sides, the smooth one which faces us and the far side which is mountainous and rugged.