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About the Origin of the Moon Matter

  • Vsevolod N. AnfilogovEmail author
  • Yurij V. Khachay
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Abstract

This chapter presents a brief overview of the research state of the Moon at the present time. It is shown that the existence of the energy that follows the decay of short-living isotopes stipulates a principally new mechanism of matter differentiation into the proto-planetary cloud and allows the construction of a dynamic model of the Moon’s formation as a development of the results of Schmidt, Safronov, Maeva, Ruskol, and Kaula without the model of mega impact. The results of numerical modelling of the temperature distribution dynamics in the inner areas of the Moon during the stage of accumulation in the frame of a spherical symmetrical model are presented.

Keywords

Short-living radioactive elements Matter differentiation of the proto-planetary cloud Earth-Moon system Numerical modelling Initial moon’s temperature formation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MineralogyRussian Academy of SciencesMiassRussia
  2. 2.Institute of GeophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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