Low retention of impact material by the Moon

Citation:
Day, JMD.  2019.  Low retention of impact material by the Moon. Nature. 571:177-178.

Date Published:

2019/07

Abstract:

Simulations demonstrate that the Moon’s ability to retain material from striking impactors is lower than was previously assumed. This finding helps to explain the scarcity of precious metals in the Moon relative to Earth

DOI:

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02066-w