Study: Collision That Formed Moon Partially Vaporized Earth

Credit: Moon: NASA
HOUSTON—New data comparing potassium isotopic concentrations in lunar samples gathered by NASA’s Apollo astronauts with samples from the Earth’s mantle supports a model for the Moon’s formation involving a very high-energy collision between the Earth and another large planetary body 4.5 billion...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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