The proto-Earth as a significant source of lunar material

@article{Zhang2012ThePA,
  title={The proto-Earth as a significant source of lunar material},
  author={J. Zhang and N. Dauphas and A. M. Davis and I. Leya and A. Fed’kin},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={251-255}
}
  • J. Zhang, N. Dauphas, +2 authors A. Fed’kin
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Geochemical evidence continues to challenge giant impact models, which predict that the Moon formed from both proto-Earth and impactor material. Analyses of lunar samples reveal isotopic homogeneity in titanium, a highly refractory element, suggesting lunar material was derived predominantly from the mantle of the proto-Earth. 

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