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Formation of the prelunar accretion diskThe collisional origin of the Moon is considered. The angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system is less than sufficient to spin the Earth to rotational instability; nevertheless the mass of the body striking a tangential blow to the protoearth, imparting the angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system to the protoearth is examined.
Document ID
19850005446
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cameron, A. G. W. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, 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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