Origin of the Earth—Moon system

  title={Origin of the Earth—Moon system},
  author={E. M. Galimov and A. Krivtsov},
  journal={Journal of Earth System Science},
  • E. M. Galimov, A. Krivtsov
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Journal of Earth System Science
  • At present, hypothesis of the formation of the Moon from material of the Earth-mantle is a paradigm. It suggests collision of the Earth with a large (Mars-size) body during the flrst 30{50million years of the Earth history. This hypothesis, known as the Giant Impact Hypothesis (GIH), was coined in the middle of the 1970s and gained acceptance because it provided a simple solution for a number of dynamic and geochemical problems (Hartmann and Davis 1975; Cameron and Ward 1976). Primarily, it… CONTINUE READING
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