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Cooking up the Moon in two steps

Nature Geoscience volume 8, pages 902903 (2015) | Download Citation

Compared to Earth, the Moon is depleted in volatile species like water, sodium and potassium. Simulations suggest that much of the Moon formed from hot, volatile-poor melt in a disk of debris after initially amassing cooler, volatile-rich melt.

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