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The extreme ultraviolet albedos of the planet Mercury and of the moonThe albedo of the moon in the far UV was measured by Mariner 10 at a solar phase angle of 74 deg, and the geometric albedo of Mercury was measured in same wavelength range (584-1657 A) at solar phase angles ranging from 50 to 120 deg. For both the moon and Mercury there is a general increase in albedo for wavelengths decreasing from 1657 to 584 A. The ratio of the albedos of Mercury and the moon increases from about 0.6 to 0.8 in the range 600-1600 A. This merely points to a difference in the surfaces of the moon and Mercury, there being insufficient data to make any conclusions regarding the nature of the difference.
Document ID
19770041330
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Wu, H. H. (Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, AZ, United States)
Broadfoot, A. L. (Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
February 10, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 82
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
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