BiSEPPS Seminar


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


GeoMus 204 (McKinstry Seminar Room)

Maxwell Thiemens 

Title: New insights to lunar formation through Apollo sample analysis

Abstract: The Moon provides a unique snapshot of the early Earth. Formed from the Earth by a giant impact (or impacts), the Moon has been unaffected by the large-scale reworking the Earth experiences. Analyzing a suite of samples from the Apollo missions for Hf and W provides information on the Moon's formation 4.51 billion years ago (around 50 million years after solar system formation), as well as its subsequent evolution. This can, in turn, give some insights to the early history of the Earth.

See also: BiSEPPS Seminar