In retrospect

@article{Pearson2003InR,
  title={In retrospect},
  author={P. Pearson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={425},
  pages={665-665}
}
for how the Moon came to be. By the mid1970s the analytical ideas of the Soviet cosmogonist V. S. Safronov about the role of impacts in forming the planets of our Solar System had travelled west, where they were tested and extended numerically by George Wetherill and by the Planetary Science Institute. Bill Hartmann and Don Davis, from the latter group, realized that the final objects to accumulate into the terrestrial planets must have been massive and would have careened through the inner… Expand
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