Oxygen isotopic evidence for vigorous mixing during the Moon-forming giant impact

  title={Oxygen isotopic evidence for vigorous mixing during the Moon-forming giant impact},
  author={Edward D. Young and Issaku E. Kohl and Paul H. Warren and David C. Rubie and Seth Andrew Jacobson and Alessandro Morbidelli},
  pages={493 - 496}
Rehomogenizing the Earth-Moon system A giant impact formed the Moon, and lunar rocks provide insight into that process. Young et al. found that rocks on Earth and the Moon have identical oxygen isotopes. This suggests that well-mixed material from the giant impact must have formed both the Moon and Earth's mantle. The finding also constrains the composition of the “late veneer”: material sprinkled onto Earth after the Moon-forming impact. Science, this issue p. 493 Identical oxygen isotope… 
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