Magellan collections of large cosmic dust particles

  • D. S. Hallgren
  • C. L. Hemenway
  • R. Wlochowicz
2 In Measurement of Interplanetary Dust 2.3 Particle Collection Experiments and Their Interpretation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 48)


A new balloon collection technique, Magellan, for obtainigg large cosmic dust particles >, 50 μ is described. The technique utilized a 40 m2 aperture funnel suspended 300 m below a balloon at an altitude of 25 km. First results indicate that the collected particles are diverse both chemically and physically.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Hallgren
    • 1
  • C. L. Hemenway
    • 1
  • R. Wlochowicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Dudley ObservatoryAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Herzberg Institute of AstrophysicsNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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