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An asteroidal origin for water in the Moon

Show simple item record Barnes, Jessica J. Kring, David A. (David Allen) Tartèse, Romain Franchi, Ian A. Anand, Mahesh (Professor) Russell, Sara S. (Sara Samantha), 1966-
dc.coverage.spatial Moon 2020-04-16T21:34:19Z 2020-04-16T21:34:19Z 2016-05-31
dc.identifier.citation Barnes, J., Kring, D., Tartèse, R. et al. An asteroidal origin for water in the Moon. Nat Commun 7, 11684 (2016). en
dc.description.abstract Here we address those fundamental issues by constraining the mass of water accreted to the Moon and modelling the relative proportions of asteroidal and cometary sources for water that are consistent with measured isotopic compositions of lunar samples. We determine that a combination of carbonaceous chondrite-type materials were responsible for the majority of water (and nitrogen) delivered to the Earth–Moon system. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Jessica J. Barnes, David A. Kring, Romain Tartèse, Ian A. Franchi, Mahesh Anand & Sara S. Russell
dc.format.extent 10 pages
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Nature en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 1909
dc.subject Asteroids en
dc.subject Moon en
dc.subject Water en
dc.title An asteroidal origin for water in the Moon en
dc.type Article en
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