A hit-and-run giant impact scenario

@article{Reufer2012AHG,
  title={A hit-and-run giant impact scenario},
  author={Andreas Reufer and Matthias M. M. Meier and W. Benz and Rainer Wieler},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2012},
  volume={221},
  pages={296-299}
}
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