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Modern sources of dust in the solar systemThe observed size-frequency distributions of the main-belt and family asteroids and the results of an analysis of the IRAS data on the zodiacal background and the solar system dustbands were used to estimate the extent of the contribution of asteroidal dust to the zodiacal cloud. It is concluded that the total asteroidal contribution to the zodiacal signal is probably 40% of the total flux. Thus, some 60% of the flux probably derives from a source other than main-belt asteroids.
Document ID
19950004539
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dermott, Stanley F. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL., United States)
Durda, D. D. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL., United States)
Gustafson, B. A. S. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL., United States)
Jayaraman, S. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL., United States)
Liou, J.-C. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Xu, Y.-L. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Workshop on the Analysis of Interplanetary Dust Particles
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-1725
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-40
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1923
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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