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A hit-and-run giant impact scenario

Reufer, Andreas; Meier, Matthias LU ; Benz, Willy and Wieler, Rainer (2012) In Icarus 221(1). p.296-299
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.
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Formation, Satellites, Moon, Collisional physics
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Icarus
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221
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1
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296 - 299
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Academic Press
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0019-1035
DOI
10.1016/j.icarus.2012.07.021
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English
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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.},
  author       = {Reufer, Andreas and Meier, Matthias and Benz, Willy and Wieler, Rainer},
  issn         = {0019-1035},
  keyword      = {Formation,Satellites,Moon,Collisional physics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {296--299},
  publisher    = {Academic Press},
  series       = {Icarus},
  title        = {A hit-and-run giant impact scenario},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.07.021},
  volume       = {221},
  year         = {2012},
}