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Photopolarimetric observations of the minor planet Flora.Review of the rotation period, phase coefficients, and polarization curve of the unusual asteroid Flora. It is an almost spherical asteroid whose period of rotation is probably 13.6 h, but may be only one half of this. Its surface layer consists of a dark material resembling lunar surface soil, but since the polarization curves of Flora and the moon, though generally similar, are not identical the surface of Flora must differ somewhat either in composition or in texture from that of the moon.
Document ID
19720040043
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Veverka, J. (Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 15
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-33-010-082
CONTRACT_GRANT: F19628-68-C-0228
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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