ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE

Telltale tungsten and the Moon

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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Fig. 1: A view of the evolution of the Earth–Moon system as revealed by high precision isotope measurements.

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Pahlevan, K. Telltale tungsten and the Moon. Nature Geosci 11, 16–18 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-017-0047-7

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