Accession Number : AD0643975

Title :   THE SHAPE OF THE MOON AS DEDUCED FROM THE ORBITER DETERMINATION OF ITS GRAVITATIONAL FIELD,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Goudas,C. L. ; Kopal,Zdenek ; Kopal,Zdenka

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Preliminary values of the lunar gravity field as obtained from an analysis of the tracking data of Lunar Orbiter 1 are used to express the basic features of the figure of the Moon. Some tentative conclusions are drawn regarding the homogeneity, the non-hydrostatic form, and the solidity of the lunar globe. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, *EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY), GRAVITY, HARMONIC ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE