Volatile content of lunar volcanic glasses and the presence of water in the Moon’s interior

@article{Saal2008VolatileCO,
  title={Volatile content of lunar volcanic glasses and the presence of water in the Moon’s interior},
  author={A. E. Saal and E. Hauri and M. L. Cascio and J. V. Orman and M. C. Rutherford and R. Cooper},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={454},
  pages={192-195}
}
  • A. E. Saal, E. Hauri, +3 authors R. Cooper
  • Published 2008
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Moon is generally thought to have formed and evolved through a single or a series of catastrophic heating events, during which most of the highly volatile elements were lost. Hydrogen, being the lightest element, is believed to have been completely lost during this period. Here we make use of considerable advances in secondary ion mass spectrometry to obtain improved limits on the indigenous volatile (CO2, H2O, F, S and Cl) contents of the most primitive basalts in the Moon—the lunar… CONTINUE READING
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