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Geophysical and geochemical constraints favoring the capture hypothesisThe early fractionation of the Moon as a result of melting the outer layer of the Moon is discussed. This melting can be attributed to the accretional heating of the moon. Computations of the early thermal evolution of the Earth and Moon based on the assumption that these bodies accreted independently were carried out. The results are consistent with many observations. The concept of geochemical reservoirs was also applied to the Moon.
Document ID
19850005401
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Turcotte, D. L. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar Planetary Inst. Conf. on the Origin of the Moon
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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