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Galimov, Erik M. / Krivtsov, Anton M.

Origin of the Moon. New Concept

Geochemistry and Dynamics

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    October 2012
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    Aims and Scope

    The origin of the Moon remains an unsolved problem of the planetary science. Researchers engaged in celestial dynamics, geophysics, and geochemistry are still discussing various models of creation of our closest cosmic neighbour. The most popular scenario, the impact hypothesis involving a collision early in the Earth's history, has been substantially challenged by the new data. The birth and development of a planet-moon system always plays a role in the formation of an entire planetary system around our Sun or around another star. This way, the story of our Moon acquires broader ramifications for one of the hottest topics of the modern scholarship. All this has motivated the authors of this book to consider a new concept and to compare the currently discussed theories, analyzing their advantages and shortcomings in explaining the experimental data.

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    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    xi, 168 pages
    17 Tables
    Type of Publication:
    Geophysicists, Geologists, Theoretical Physicists and Astrophysicists involved in research about the lunar origin and planet formation; libraries.

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    Professor Erik M. Galimov, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia;
    Professor Anton M. Krivtsov, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia.

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