The moon

, Volume 6, Issue 3–4, pp 405–413 | Cite as

The simulation of lunar micrometeorite impacts by laser pulses

  • E. Bilson
  • T. Gold
  • G. Gull
Article

Abstract

Laser pulses of a finely focused beam were used to simulate micrometeorite impacts on lunar rocks and in lunar soil. The electron microscope pictures show the detailed effects so caused; it is possible to derive an estimate of the comparative amounts of erosion a given micrometeorite flux would cause in lunar rocks and lunar soil.

Keywords

Electron Microscope Laser Pulse Comparative Amount Microscope Picture Lunar Soil 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Bilson
    • 1
  • T. Gold
    • 1
  • G. Gull
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Radiophysics and Space ResearchCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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