A hit-and-run giant impact scenario

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Abstract

The formation of the Moon from the debris of a slow and grazing giant impact of a Mars-sized impactor on the proto-Earth (Cameron and Ward [1976]. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf.; Canup and Asphaug [2001]. Nature 412, 708) is widely accepted today. We present an alternative scenario with a hit-and-run collision (Asphaug [2010]. Chem. Erde 70, 199) with a fractionally increased impact velocity and a steeper impact angle. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Andreas Reufer
  • Matthias Meier
  • Willy Benz
  • Rainer Wieler
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)296-299
TidskriftIcarus
Volym221
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa