Earth Hit by Mars-size Planet
Sometimes, it takes a while for science to catch up. Take this news story for example:
More than 4.4 billion years ago, scientists believe, a Mars-size planet dubbed Theia slammed into the proto-Earth, blasting huge amounts of material from the pair into space. Some of this violently liberated stuff eventually coalesced to form the moon, while other bits and pieces were gobbled up by our bashed and bleeding world.
Where have we heard that before?
Marduk himself now hit the defeated planet, splitting Tiamat in two, severing her “skull,” or upper part. Then another of Marduk’s satellites, the one called North Wind, crashed into the separated half. The heavy blow carried this part— destined to become Earth— to an orbit where no planet had been orbiting before: The Lord trod upon Tiamat’s hinder part; With his weapon the connected skull he cut loose; He severed the channels of her blood; And caused the North Wind to bear it To places that have been unknown. Earth had been created! The lower part had another fate: on the second orbit, Marduk himself hit it, smashing it to pieces (Fig. 108): The [other] half of her he set up as a screen for the skies: Locking them together, as watchmen he stationed them…. He bent Tiamat’s tail to form the Great Band as a bracelet.
The pieces of this broken half were hammered to become a “bracelet” in the heavens, acting as a screen between the inner planets and the outer planets. They were stretched out into a “great band.” The asteroid belt had been created. Tiamat has been split: its shattered half is the Heaven— the Asteroid Belt; the other half, Earth, is thrust to a new orbit by Marduk’s satellite “North Wind.” Tiamat’s chief satellite, Kingu, becomes Earth’s Moon; her other satellites now make up the comets.
Sitchin, Zecharia. The 12th Planet (Book I): The First Book of the Earth Chronicles (Kindle Locations 3769-3789). Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.
There truly is ‘nothing new under the Sun’.
It’s just that it takes science a long time to realize that ancient writings might actually be true.