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Near-earth fragmentation of cosmic dust

  • H. Fechtig
  • C. Hemenway
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)

Abstract

Cosmic dust fragmentation in near-earth space is strongly suggested by the high fluxes (≈102/m2s) of submicron particles observed in the upper atmospheric collection experiments, the lower fluxes (≈10-1/m2s) observed in near-earth space by the lower ensitivity detection experiments and the much lower fluxes ( ≈10−4/m2s) observed in the deepspace experiments. Various possible fragmentation mechanisms are discussed.

Keywords

Impact Crater Submicron Particle Lower Flux Cosmic Dust Noctilucent Cloud 
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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fechtig
    • 1
  • C. Hemenway
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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