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A circumterrestrial compositional filterA major question about the Moon is its under abundance of iron. The proposal of whether a metal-silicate fractionation of heliocentric bodies could be achieved through collisional interactions with a circumterrestrial swarm is examined. The whole scenario works only if there is a way to maintain the hypothesized circumterrestrial swarm, which otherwise would collisionally diffuse on a time scale of 100 yr (much of it collapsing on the Earth); the source of angular momentum to maintain the swarm remains a mystery.
Document ID
19850005444
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Chapman, C. R. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Greenberg, R. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, 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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