Inefficient volatile loss from the Moon-forming disk: reconciling the giant impact hypothesis and a wet Moon

26 Dec 2018 Nakajima Miki Stevenson David J.

The Earth's Moon is thought to have formed from a circumterrestrial disk generated by a giant impact between the proto-Earth and an impactor approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Since the impact was energetic, the disk would have been hot and partially vaporized... (read more)

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