Tungsten isotopes and the origin of the Moon

@article{Kruijer2017TungstenIA,
  title={Tungsten isotopes and the origin of the Moon},
  author={T. Kruijer and T. Kleine},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={475},
  pages={15-24}
}
Abstract The giant impact model of lunar origin predicts that the Moon mainly consists of impactor material. As a result, the Moon is expected to be isotopically distinct from the Earth, but it is not. To account for this unexpected isotopic similarity of the Earth and Moon, several solutions have been proposed, including (i) post-giant impact Earth–Moon equilibration, (ii) alternative models that make the Moon predominantly out of proto-Earth mantle, and (iii) formation of the Earth and Moon… Expand
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