[meteorite-list] Rehomogenizing the Earth-Moon system
From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:35:22 -0600
Moon was produced by a head-on collision between
Earth and a forming planet UCLA-led research reconstructs
massive crash, which took place 4.5 billion years ago
by Stuart Wolpert, UCAL Newsroom, January 28, 2016
Are we getting closer to understanding where the
Moon actually came from? Los Angeles times
Young1, E. D., I. E. Kohl, P. H. Warren, D. C. Rubie, S. A.
Jacobson, and A. Morbidelli, 2016, Oxygen isotopic
evidence for vigorous mixing during the Moon-forming
giant impact. Science. vol. 351, no. 6272, pp. 493-496.
It seems like this event would have scattered bits and
pieces of Theia and pre-impact Earth into space where
they would drift about in space and eventually come
back as meteorites.
Received on Sat 30 Jan 2016 02:35:22 PM PST