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A Magnetized, Moon-forming Giant Impact

  • Authors: P. D. Mullen, and C. F. Gammie

2020 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 903 L15.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 1.

The evolution of (log10) density at the collision midplane for a B0 ≃ 1 kG, Δx ≃ 175 km magnetized giant impact simulation. Each panel has a unique window size, bringing attention to: (a)–(c) the shocks propagating through the planetary bodies during the collision (0–0.5 hr), (d)–(g) the tidal arm of debris (2–14 hr), and (h)–(i) the protolunar disk (24–48 hr).

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