Accession Number : AD0609547

Title :   PHYSICAL RESEARCHES ON THE BRIGHTER PLANETS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 15 Jun 59-31 Aug 64,

Corporate Author : LOWELL OBSERVATORY FLAGSTAFF ARIZ

Personal Author(s) : Sinton,William M.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Observational studies of the planets and the moon through the use of photography, photoelectric photometry, infrared radiometry, and infrared spectroscopy have been made and published under this contract. This report cites the salient conclusions of the publications made under the contract. In addition the observational data which has previously not been published is presented in this report. The data given include the measurements of the thickness of dust on the floors of 16 lunar craters; infrared radiometric temperatures of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus, and extensive photoelectric photometry of Mars.

Descriptors :   (*PLANETS, BRIGHTNESS), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, ASTRONOMY, MOON, DUST, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOMETERS, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED RESEARCH, TEMPERATURE, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE