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Author KOPAL, ZDENĚK ♦ RACKHAM, THOMAS W.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language English
Subject Keyword ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ♦ ASTROPHYSICS ♦ COLOR ♦ COSMIC RADIATION ♦ EMISSION ♦ EXCITATION ♦ LIGHT ♦ LUMINESCENCE ♦ METEORITES ♦ MOON ♦ PLASMA ♦ PROTONS ♦ SOLAR WIND ♦ SPECTRA ♦ SUN ♦ SURFACES
Abstract The consequences of a hypothesis that the temporary enhancement of the Kepler area in the red, observed on Nov. 1-2, was caused by the luminescence of lunar ground covered by meteoritic debris, similar in composition to the samples induced to luminesce under proton bombardment simulating the solar wind, are developed. If the tentative explanation of lunar observations proves to be correct, the enhancement in brightness of the Kepler region on the night of Nov. 1-2 represents the first case on record when the luminescence of lunar ground can be related with specific solar events and would also constitute a proof of the fact that the crater Kepler was produced by impact of a stony meteorite.
ISSN 00280836
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1964-01-18
Publisher Department Univ. of Manchester, Eng.
Journal Nature
Volume Number 201
Issue Number 4916
Organization Univ. of Manchester, Eng.


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