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Thermal and Magmatic Evolution of the Moon
As with all science, our continually developing concepts of lunar evolution are firmly tied to both new types of observations and the integration of these observations to the known pool of data. ThisExpand
The Constitution and Structure of the Lunar Interior
The current state of understanding of the lunar interior is the sum of nearly four decades of work and a range of exploration programs spanning that same time period. Missions of the 1960s includingExpand
The Chlorine Isotope Composition of the Moon and Implications for an Anhydrous Mantle
The chlorine isotope content of lunar samples returned by the Apollo missions is found to be 25-fold greater than for rocks and minerals that have been measured from Earth and meteorites, implying that the Moon’s water content is much lower than suggested by recent studies. Expand
Lunar Magma Ocean crystallization revisited: Bulk composition, early cumulate mineralogy, and the source regions of the highlands Mg-suite
Abstract Crystallization of the Lunar Magma Ocean (LMO) has been numerically modeled and its products inferred from sample observations, but it has never been fully tested experimentally. This studyExpand
A review of lunar chronology revealing a preponderance of 4.34-4.37 Ga ages
In this study, data obtained from Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic measurements of lunar highlands’ samples are renormalized to common standard values and then used to define ages with a common isochronExpand
Transcontinental Proterozoic provinces
Research on the Precambrian basement of North America over the past two decades has shown that Archean and earliest Proterozoic evolution culminated in suturing of Archean cratonic elements andExpand
Silicate mineralogy of martian meteorites
Abstract Basalts and basaltic cumulates from Mars (delivered to Earth as meteorites) carry a record of the history of that planet – from accretion to initial differentiation and subsequent volcanism,Expand
A hydrogen-based oxidation mechanism relevant to planetary formation
Article history: It is now generally accepted that the Moon formed by collision of a Mars-sized impactor with the Earth (Hartmann and Davis, 1975), a process termed "the Giant Impact". The oxygenExpand
Hydrous melting of the martian mantle produced both depleted and enriched shergottites
The search for water in our solar system is one of the primary driving forces for planetary science and exploration because water plays an important role in many geologic processes and is requiredExpand
Low Abundances of Highly Siderophile Elements in the Lunar Mantle: Evidence for Prolonged Late Accretion
Abundances of the highly siderophile elements (HSE) Re, Ir, Os, Ru, Pt and Pd were determined for etchates and residues of highly purified lunar orange (74220 and 74001,1217 and 1218) and greenExpand