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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Japanese Lunar Mission Provides Data About Moon's Origin

Japanese Lunar Mission Provides Data About Moon's Origin

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 15 09:06:45 EDT 2009

Japanese Lunar Mission Provides a Glimpse at How the
Moon Took Shape by Naiomi Solomom, September 11, 2009
Ethiopian Review.

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/scitech/

Japanese Lunar Mission Provides a Glimpse at How the
Moon Took Shape. Data from the recently retired Kaguya
spacecraft support the notion that the moon's crust
congealed from an ocean of magma by John Matson,
Scientific American,

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=moon-magma-ocean

The paper is:

Ohtake, M. T. Matsunaga, J. Haruyama, Y. Yokota, T.
Morota, C. Honda, Y. Ogawa, M. Torii, H. Miyamoto, T.
Arai, N. Hirata, A. Iwasaki, R. Nakamura, T. Hiroi,
T. Sugihara, H. Takeda1, H. Otake, C. M. Pieters, K.
Saiki, K. Kitazato, M. Abe, N. Asada, H. Demura, Y.
Yamaguchi, S. Sasaki1, S. Kodama, J. Terazono, M.
Shirao, A. Yamaji, S. Minami, H. Akiyama and J.-L.
Josset, 2009, The global distribution of pure
anorthosite on the Moon. Nature. vol. 461, no. 7261,
pp. 236-240 doi:10.1038/nature08317

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7261/abs/nature08317.html

Yours,

Paul H.

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