Refuted the main theory of the formation of the Moon
After the most accurate measurement to date of the content of isotopes in lunar samples, geochemists US denied the most common theory of the formation of the moon and made a strong evaporation of the planet in the past. These data indicate almost the same content of varieties of atoms in the samples from the satellite and the planet, indicating their common origin. Tiny differences in the distribution of isotopes of potassium between the substance of the Moon and the Earth were below the limits of detection of the analytical methods until recently. However, a geochemist at the University of Washington in St. Louis Kun Wang and Stein Jacobsen, professor of geochemistry from Harvard University, both academic US institutions have developed a method of analyzing the content of these isotopes, which can reduce the detection limit is ten times as compared to the most sensitive of the above methods are available .