On the origin and composition of Theia: Constraints from new models of the Giant Impact

@article{Meier2014OnTO,
  title={On the origin and composition of Theia: Constraints from new models of the Giant Impact},
  author={M. M. Meier and A. Reufer and Rainer Wieler Crpg Cnrs Nancy and France Eth Zurich and Department of Earth Sciences and Z{\'u}rich and Switzerland School of EarthSpace Exploration and A. University and Usa},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2014},
  volume={242},
  pages={316-328}
}
  • M. M. Meier, A. Reufer, +6 authors Usa
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract Knowing the isotopic composition of Theia, the proto-planet which collided with the Earth in the Giant Impact that formed the Moon, could provide interesting insights on the state of homogenization of the inner Solar System at the late stages of terrestrial planet formation. We use the known isotopic and modeled chemical compositions of the bulk silicate mantles of Earth and Moon and combine them with different Giant Impact models, to calculate the possible ranges of isotopic… CONTINUE READING
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