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Zodiacal light photographyPolarized and red- and blue-filter photographs of zodiacal light obtained by Apollo 17 are analyzed. Attempts were made to identify the cause of subtle change in the observed light and determine the dust composition of the light. A comparison of red and blue images indicates such changes may be caused by particle size distribution and range, number of particles along any given line of sight, particle surface characteristics including dielectric compared to metallic properties, and variations of the parameters as a function of distance from the sun.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Mercer, R. D.
(Didlye Obs. Houston, TX, United States)
Dunkelman, L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Evans, R. E.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 17 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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