Accession Number : AD0264070

Title :   STUDY OF THE REFLECTING POWER OF THE MOON'S SURFACE

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : SYTINSKAYA,N.N. ; SHARONOV,V.V.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The comparison o the intensities of the (2-0) bands of CO(+) (in the tail) and the (0-1) ban s of CN (in the head), at various distances from the nucleus, in bester's Comet (1947k) hasALLOWED T E DETERMINATION OF THE RELATIVE ABUNDANCES OF CO(+) and CN at less than 130,000 km from the nucleus. It is found t at the abundance o CO(+) in the tail is 30 to 40 times greater than that of CN in the head. If the abundance f r CN is taken equal to that suggested for C by Wurm, it i found that in the region f the head, che tail contains a number of CO(+) ions on the order of one million per cc. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BRIGHTNESS, *MOON, *REFLECTION, LIGHT, MEASUREMENT, PHOTOMETERS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TABLES(DATA), TERRAIN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE