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Planetary Giant Impacts: Simulating Moon-Forming Collisions

RUIZ-BONILLA, SERGIO (2022) Planetary Giant Impacts: Simulating Moon-Forming Collisions. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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Giant impacts between proto-planets were a common event in our solar system 4.5 billion years ago. However, understanding their details and consequences is still an open problem. In this thesis I use smoothed particle hydrodynamics to study how pre-impact spin of the proto planets could affect the hypothesised giant impact that formed the Earth--Moon system, as well as developing tools to improve the numerical methods applied to these studies.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:astronomy numerical methods giant impacts Moon
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Science > Physics, Department of
Thesis Date:2022
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:30 Aug 2022 10:49

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