Origin of the Earth and Moon

Edited by Robin Canup and Kevin Righter

Now available from the University of Arizona Press. To order a copy of the book, please visit their Web site at http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/books/bid1317.htm.

The chapters that appear in the book are listed below. The downloading option is no longer available, since the book is now published and is available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Renee Dotson at the LPI.

Part I:  Isotopic and Chemical Constraints on Accretion

Processes Determining the Volatile Abundances of the Meteorites and Terrestrial Planets
M. Humayun and P. Cassen

Timescales of Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation Based on Extinct and Extant Radioisotopes
R. W. Carlson and G. W. Lugmair

Tungsten Isotopes, the Timing of Metal-Silicate Fractionation, and the Origin of the Earth and Moon
A. N. Halliday, D.-C. Lee, and S. B. Jacobsen

The Xenon Age of the Earth
F. A. Podosek and M. Ozima

Part II:  Dynamics of Terrestrial Planet Formation

On Planetesimal Formation: The Role of Collective Particle Behavior
W. R. Ward

Formation of Planetary Embryos
S. J. Kortenkamp, E. Kokubo, and S. J. Weidenschilling

Origin and Evolution of Terrestrial Planet Rotation
J. J. Lissauer, L. Dones, and K. Ohtsuki

Accretion of the Terrestrial Planets and the Earth-Moon System
R. M. Canup and C. B. Agnor

Part III:  Impact-Triggered Formation of the Earth/Moon System

Higher-Resolution Simulations of the Giant Impact
A. G. W. Cameron

Lunar Accretion from an Impact-Generated Disk
E. Kokubo, R. M. Canup, and S. Ida

The Phase Space Adventure of the Earth and Moon
J. Touma

Thermal Aspects of a Lunar Origin by Giant Impact
M. E. Pritchard and D. J. Stevenson

Geochemical Constraints on the Origin of the Earth and Moon
J. H. Jones and H. Palme

Outstanding Questions for the Giant Impact Hypothesis
G. R. Stewart

Part IV:  Differentiation of the Earth and Moon

Physical Processes of Core Formation
T. Rushmer, W. G. Minarik, and G. J. Taylor

An Experimental Perspective on the Light Element in Earth's Core
V. J. Hillgren, C. K. Gessmann, and J. Li

Siderophile Elements in the Earth and Moon: Metal/Silicate Partitioning and Implications for Core Formation
M. J. Walter, H. E. Newsom, W. Ertel, and A. Holzheid

Significance of Highly Siderophile Elements and Osmium Isotopes in the Lunar and Terrestrial Mantles
K. Righter, R. J. Walker, and P. H. Warren

Fluid Dynamics of a Terrestrial Magma Ocean
V. S. Solomatov

Evolution of the Moon's Mantle and Crust as Reflected in Trace-Element Microbeam Studies of Lunar Magmatism
C. K. Shearer and C. Floss

Chronology and Isotopic Constraints on Lunar Evolution
G. A. Snyder, L. E. Borg, L. E. Nyquist, and L. A. Taylor

Recent Refinements in Geophysical Constraints on Lunar Origin and Evolution
L. L. Hood and M. T. Zuber

Part V:  Origin of Terrestrial Volatiles

Water in the Early Earth
Y. Abe, E. Ohtani, T. Okuchi, K. Righter, and M. Drake

Rare Gas Constraints on Early Earth History
D. Porcelli and R. O. Pepin

Volatile Contributions from Icy Planetesimals
T. C. Owen and A. Bar-Nun

Part VI:  Conditions on the Young Earth and Moon

Heavy Bombardment on the Earth at ~3.85 Ga:  The Search for Petrographic and Geochemical Evidence
G. Ryder, C. Koeberl, and S. J. Mojzsis

The Time-Dependent Intense Bombardment of the Primordial Earth/Moon System
W. K. Hartmann, G. Ryder, L. Dones, and D. Grinspoon

Earth-Moon Interactions: Implications for Terrestrial Climate and Life
D. M. Williams and D. Pollard

The Early Earth vs. the Origin of Life
E. L. Shock, J. P. Amend, and M. Y. Zolotov