Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Daly, Reginald Aldworth

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_329

BornNapanee, Ontario, Canada, 18 March 1871

Died Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 19 September 1957

In 1948, Canadian geologist Reginald Daly proposed that the Moon was formed by a collision between the Earth and a planetary-mass body. By 1984, “giant impact” had become the leading theory for lunar origin.

Selected Reference

  1. Baldwin, Ralph B. and Wilhelms, Don E. (1992). “Historical Review of a Long-overlooked Paper by R. A. Daly Concerning the Origin and Early History of the Moon.” Journal of Geophysical Research97, no. E1: 3837–3843.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA