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Lunar surface magnetometer experimentThe Apollo 15 lunar-surface magnetometer (LSM) is one of a network of magnetometers that have been deployed on the moon to study intrinsic remanent magnetic fields and global magnetic response of the moon to large-scale solar and terrestrial magnetic fields. From these field measurements, properties of the lunar interior such as magnetic permeability, electrical conductivity, and temperature can be calculated. In addition, correlation with solar-wind-spectrometer data allows study of the the solar-wind plasma interaction with the moon and, in turn, investigation of the resulting absorption of gases and accretion of an ionosphere. These physical parameters and processes determined from magnetometer measurements must be accounted for by comprehensive theories of origin and evolution of the moon and solar system.
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Dyal, P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Parkin, C. W. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Sonett, C. P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
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Publication: Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept. te
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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