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A distinct source for lunar water?

Nature Geoscience volume 4, pages 7475 (2011) | Download Citation

The origin of water in the Earth–Moon system is an open question. Geochemical analysis of the rocks retrieved by the Apollo missions show that lunar and terrestrial water are isotopically distinct, suggesting acquisition after the Moon's formation.

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  1. François Robert is at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, UMR-7202 CNRS-INSU, Laboratoire de Minéralogie et Cosmochimie du Muséum (LMCM), Case 52/61 rue Buffon, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.  robert@mnhn.fr

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