Accession Number : AD0710411

Title :   LUNAR SURFACE STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Jan 69-31 May 70,

Corporate Author : DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Murcray,David G.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report presents the results of a number of investigations, the common goal of which was a better understanding of the lunar surface. The studies have included measuring the infrared emissivity of selected areas of the lunar surface in the wavelength region from 7 micrometers to 14 micrometers with a balloon borne system, and laboratory studies of the effect of the lunar environment on various materials. The laboratory work has included developing the instrumentation required to subject various materials to proton fluxes similar to those the material would receive on the lunar surface, and to study the effects such a bombardment has on the material. It has also included developing the techniques required to properly prepare powdered rock and mineral samples for the study of their optical properties. Once the techniques had been developed a number of rocks and minerals were procured and suitable powdered samples prepared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, SURFACE PROPERTIES), EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, INFRARED RADIATION, BALLOON EQUIPMENT, LUNAR ENVIRONMENT, PROTON BEAMS, LUMINESCENCE, INFRARED SPECTRA, SPUTTERING, POWDERS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE