Origin of the Moon
by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips, G. J. Taylor
Publisher: Lunar and Planetary Institute 1986
Number of pages: 781
Contents: History; Dynamical Constraints; Geochemical Constraints; Geophysical Constraints; Theories and Processes of Origin: Lunar Formation Involving Capture or Fission; Considerations Involving Large Bodies in the Environment of Primordial Earth, and Chances for Close Approaches or Impacts; Lunar Formation Triggered by Large Impact; Models Emphasizing Coaccretion or Evolution of a Circumterrestrial Swarm, of Whatever Origin.
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