Forming the Moon from terrestrial silicate-rich material

@article{Meijer2012FormingTM,
  title={Forming the Moon from terrestrial silicate-rich material},
  author={R. D. Meijer and V. F. Anisichkin and W. Westrenen},
  journal={Chemical Geology},
  year={2012},
  volume={345},
  pages={40-49}
}
Abstract Recent high-precision measurements of the isotopic composition of lunar rocks demonstrate that the bulk silicate Earth and the Moon show an unexpectedly high degree of similarity. This is inconsistent with one of the primary results of classic dynamical simulations of the widely accepted giant impact model for the formation of the Moon, namely that most of the mass of the Moon originates from the impactor, not Earth. Resolution of this discrepancy without changing the main premises of… Expand
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