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Some considerations on velocity vector accuracy in dust trajectory analysisThe relative contributions of comets and asteroids to the reservoir of dust in the interplanetary medium is not known. There are direct observations of dust released from comets and there is evidence to associate the IRAS dust bands with possible collisions of asteroids in the main belt. A means to sorting out the parent sources has been proposed in the establishment of a dust collector in orbit about the Earth. In order to characterize the orbits of particles as they crossed the Earth's orbits, a study of the long-time dust orbital evolution was undertaken. We have considered various parameters associated with these dust orbits to see if one may in a general way discriminate between particles evolved from comets and asteroids.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Jackson, A. A. (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX., United States)
Zook, Herbert A. (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
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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