Accession Number : AD0682803

Title :   COSMIC NEWS - NEW DISCOVERIES IN CELESTIAL BODIES IN 1965,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hung,

Report Date : 03 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The author discusses problems connected with new discoveries about celestial bodies in 1965. The discussion involves two comets discovered; 'starlike galaxies' which emit strong blue and ultraviolet light; receding velocity and distance of the starlike body 3C-9; eight x-ray sources; polarization of radio waves emitted by the radio source W-3; the third radio spectral line from the interstellar medium; effects of eruption of galaxy M82 on galaxy M81; two low-temperature stars at the lowest temperature of 400C; age and structure of the galaxy; separation of the nucleus of the comet 'Ikeyaseki' into three parts; volume and mass of Pluto; crater and atmosphere of Mars; the rotation period of Mercury; the 'thermal spots' of the moon; and reduction of the unseen lunar surface area by taking new photographs of the far side of the moon.

Descriptors :   (*ASTRONOMY, REPORTS), COMETS, GALAXIES, STARS, X RAYS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES, PLUTO(PLANET), MARS(PLANET), MERCURY(PLANET), MOON, PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, CHINA

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE