The moon and the planets

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 241–249 | Cite as

Early collisional heating of the Moon

  • G. P. Horedt
Article

Abstract

It is shown that, because of the occurrence of ‘fall-back’ craters, there could occur considerable heating of the Moon above the melting point of silicates during accretional time scales of order 106–108 yr.

Keywords

Silicate Melting Point Considerable Heating Collisional Heating Accretional Time 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Horedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics Dept.Universitatea ClujRomania

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