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This report presents an investigation and development of the methods for orbital object identification. Two goals were accomplished in this master's thesis; the development of a method of inverting material proportions from an object's combined spectrum, and the investigation of methods and initialization of measurement of space environment effects on(More)
A sediment sample, impregnated with asphaltic petroleum and polymetallic sulfide, was dredged from the southern end of Gorda Ridge (the Escanaba Trough) off northern California, within the offshore Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States. The molecular distributions of hydrocarbons in this petroleum show that it was probably derived from terrestrial(More)
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