Accession Number : AD0600508

Title :   THE MOON UNDER KLIEGLIGHTS.

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Pfaffe,Herbert

Report Date : 04 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method of moon observation is discussed, which is based on laser optics. It provides for the generation of short, very highenergy light pulses which are directed towards the moon. In this manner, regions of the moon can be irradiated with artificial light, in the visible spectral range, so that this spotlight type illumination can be seen from the earth. Also, a generalized discussion of what must be scientifically done, by the direct observation of the moon from the earth as well as by the direct exploration of the moon surface with space vehicles, before the first space traveler can safely set foot on the surface of our satellite.

Descriptors :   (*MOON, THEORY), (*ASTROPHYSICS, MOON), LASERS, RADIO ASTRONOMY, EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, LUNAR PROBES, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE