Author(s): Harrison H. Schmitt
Co-Author(s): N/A
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
he primary difficulty in accepting the computer modeled "giant impact" hypothesis for the origin of the Moon, versus independent derivation, comes from the analysis of the non-glass components of lunar pyroclastic deposits. These prove that volatile reservoirs exist in the mantle of the Moon.

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