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This website by Gregg Herres and William K.Hartmann outlines the leading hypothesis of the origin of the moon as caused by a massive impact of a comet with the early earth.  It  reviews the alternative hypothesises and explains their weaknesses.  References to the scientific literature are provided.
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Astronomy
- Exoplanets
= Planet Formation
- Solar System
= Mars
- Lower Undergraduate
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Gregg Herres and William K. Hartmann
Keywords:
earth, formation, impact, moon, natural satellites, orgin of moon, theory
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Metadata instance created December 2, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
June 18, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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(Planetary Science Institute, Tucson), WWW Document, (http://www.psi.edu/epo/moon/moon.html).
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The Origin of the Moon (Planetary Science Institute, Tucson), <http://www.psi.edu/epo/moon/moon.html>.
APA Format
The Origin of the Moon. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2014, from Planetary Science Institute: http://www.psi.edu/epo/moon/moon.html
Chicago Format
Planetary Science Institute. The Origin of the Moon. Tucson: Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu/epo/moon/moon.html (accessed 1 August 2014).
MLA Format
The Origin of the Moon. Tucson: Planetary Science Institute. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.psi.edu/epo/moon/moon.html>.
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