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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Revised Model for the Origin of the Moon


Revised Model for the Origin of the Moon

A New Model for the Origin of the Moon by Sarah
T. Stewart-Mukhopadhyay, Department of Earth
and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~planets/sstewart/Moon.html

How the Moon Was Made: A Massive Collision
Smithsonian, October 17. 2012,
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/10/how-the-moon-was-made-a-massive-collision/

Harvard scientists suggest Moon made from Earth.
NewsDaily, October 17, 2012
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre89h034-us-moon-theory/

The paper is:

Cuk, M., and S. T. Stewart, 2012, Making the Moon
from a fast-spinning Earth: A giant impact followed
by resonant despinning. Science. Published online
17 October 2012 [DOI:10.1126/science.1225542]
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2012/10/16/science.1225542.abstract

Canup, R. M., 2012, Forming a Moon with an Earth-
Like Composition via a Giant Impact. Published
online 17 October 2012 [DOI:10.1126/science.1226073]
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2012/10/16/science.1226073.abstract

Best wishes,

Paul H.