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Monday, 12 March 2012

An Impactor Origin for Lunar Magnetic Anomalies

An Impactor Origin for Lunar Magnetic Anomalies

Ancient impact may explain moon’s magnetic mystery
(Anomalies near crater suggest scattering of iron-rich
debris) by Nadia Drake, Science News, March 9th, 2012
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339067/title/Ancient_impact_may_explain_moon’s_magnetic_mystery

Huge Asteroid Impact Linked to Moon's Magnetic
Hotspots by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com< march 8, 2012
http://www.space.com/14836-asteroid-collision-moon-magnetism.html

The paper is:

Wieczorek, M. A., B. P. Weiss, and S. T. Stewart, 2012,
An Impactor Origin for Lunar Magnetic Anomalies.
Science. vol. 335, no. 6073, pp. 1212-1215
DOI: 10.1126/science.1214773
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6073/1212.abstract

PDF file of this paper is downloadable from:
http://scripts.mit.edu/~paleomag/articles/Wieczorek_2012_Science.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

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