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Tidal evolution of the Moon from a high-obliquity, high-angular-momentum Earth
In the giant-impact hypothesis for lunar origin, the Moon accreted from an equatorial circum-terrestrial disk; however, the current lunar orbital inclination of five degrees requires a subsequentExpand
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A New Model for Lunar Origin: Equilibration with Earth Beyond the Hot Spin Stability Limit
Introduction: The canonical giant impact model for lunar origin fails to explain key observables for the Moon [1], including the isotopic similarity between the Earth and Moon, the large mass of theExpand
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Raining a magma ocean: Thermodynamics of rocky planets after a giant impact
Introduction. Giant impacts partially vaporize rocky planets. The outer layers of the post-impact body are sufficiently hot that volatiles and silicates are dissolved into a single fluid [1-3]. AsExpand
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Atmospheric Loss During High Angular Momentum Giant Impacts
Introduction. During the end stage of planet formation , terrestrial planets are expected to experience a number of giant impacts. Understanding how much of the planet's atmosphere is lost to spaceExpand
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The energy budget and figure of Earth during recovery from the Moon-forming giant impact
Quantifying the energy budget of Earth in the first few million years following the Moon-forming giant impact is vital to understanding Earth's initial thermal state and the dynamics of lunar tidalExpand
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