Lunar Facts - Moon has the same oxygen isotope ratio as the Earth Impacts dominate the surface at all scales Mass 1.2 of Earth’s mass The impact

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Lunar Facts The crust of the Moon is composed of Anorthosite (a very low-density rock). Formed 4.2 By ago The Mare is Basalt (formed 3.9-3 By ago) The rocks are depleted in volatile elements Rocks are less-iron rich than Earth Bulk density 3.34 g/cm3 much less than Earth (Earth is 5.5 g/cm3)
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Unformatted text preview: Moon has the same oxygen isotope ratio as the Earth Impacts dominate the surface at all scales Mass: 1.2% of Earth’s mass The impact from an asteroid hitting earth produced a moon that was largely made from the crust/mantle of the Earth...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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