Origin of the moon

Moon impact Painting by William K. Hartmann, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Alex Halliday FRS and Professor David Stevenson FRS

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Despite widespread acceptance of the giant impact hypothesis for lunar origin, our understanding continues to be challenged by remarkable new geochemical data, improved simulations and theory, and spacecraft exploration. This will be a timely consideration of our current understanding, how this relates to our Earth and planetary systems and an opportunity to identify the directions of future research.

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Recorded audio of the presentations are now available and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions A

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Origin of the moon 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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