Exomoons from giant impacts

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Exomoons from giant impacts

Post by Lazarus on 11th January 2017, 5:29 pm

Study of giant impacts onto terrestrial super-Earths:

Barr & Syal "Formation of Massive Rocky Exomoons by Giant Impact"
https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.02705

Looks like giant impacts onto terrestrial planets may well be able to create moons large enough to be detectable by HEK.
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