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Heat flow experimentThe heat flow experiment conducted during the Apollo 17 flight in the Taurus-Littrow area of the moon is discussed. The concept of the experiment is based on the direct measurement of the vertical flow of heat through the regolith. The measurement is made far enough below the surface so that the time-varying heat flow resulting from the very large diurnal variations of the surface temperature is small as compared with the flow from the interior. The equipment used for the experiment is described and illustrated. Graphs are developed to present the results of heat flow and surface temperature measurements.
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Legacy CDMS
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Langseth, M. G., Jr.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY, United States)
Keihm, S. J.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY, United States)
Chute, J. L., Jr.
(City Univ. of N. Y.)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Johnson Space Center Apollo 17 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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