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Telltale tungsten and the Moon

Nature Geosciencevolume 11pages1618 (2018) | Download Citation

Advances in high-precision isotopic analysis have provided key constraints on the origin and early evolution of the Earth and Moon. Measurements of the isotopes of tungsten provide the most stringent constraints on this history.

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