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Using solar flare track densities to determine the origin of interplanetary dust particlesSandford theoretically explored the use of solar flare track densities in interplanetary dust particles (IDP's) to distinguish whether they were of cometary or asteroidal origin. He determined that there were differences in the characteristic distributions of track densities that would occur from these two possible sources. Flynn examined the heating of IDP's on atmospheric entry and concluded that IDP's must be predominantly from asteroidal sources because these asteroidal particles would have sufficiently low velocities to survive atmospheric heating with little or no modification whereas cometary particles would ordinarily have velocities that are much higher. This paper looks at what we can learn by combining the approaches of Sandford and Flynn.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Blanford, George E.
(Houston Univ. Clear Lake, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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