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Moon formation

Punch combo or knock-out blow?

Nature Geoscience volume 10, pages 7273 (2017) | Download Citation

The twin isotopic signatures of the Moon and Earth are difficult to explain by a single giant impact. Impact simulations suggest that making the Moon by a combination of multiple, smaller moonlet-forming impacts may work better.

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  1. Gareth S. Collins is at the Impact and Astromaterials Research Centre, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK

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