Terrestrial magma ocean origin of the Moon

@article{Hosono2019TerrestrialMO,
  title={Terrestrial magma ocean origin of the Moon},
  author={Natsuki Hosono and Shun‐ichiro Karato and Junichiro Makino and Takayuki R. Saitoh},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2019},
  volume={12},
  pages={418-423}
}
A conceptual framework for the origin of the Moon must explain both the chemical and the mechanical characteristics of the Earth–Moon system to be viable. The classic concept of an oblique giant impact explains the large angular momentum and the lack of a large iron-rich core to the Moon, but in this scenario it is difficult to explain the similarity in the isotopic compositions of the Earth and Moon without violating the angular momentum constraint. Here we propose that a giant, solid impactor… 
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