Chronology and sources of lunar impact bombardment

@article{uk2012ChronologyAS,
  title={Chronology and sources of lunar impact bombardment},
  author={Matija {\'C}uk},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2012},
  volume={218},
  pages={69-79}
}
  • M. Ćuk
  • Published 30 November 2011
  • Physics, Geology
  • Icarus

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