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The lunar atmosphere: History, status, current problems, and context
  • S. Stern
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 November 1999
After decades of speculation and fruitless searches by observers, the lunar atmosphere was first observed by Apollo surface and orbital instruments beginning in 1971. With the end of Apollo missionsExpand
Observations of Comet 19P/Borrelly by the Miniature Integrated Camera and Spectrometer Aboard Deep Space 1
The nucleus of the Jupiter-family comet 19P/Borrelly was closely observed by the Miniature Integrated Camera and Spectrometer aboard the Deep Space 1 spacecraft on 22 September 2001, and Borrelly's coma exhibits two types of dust features: fans and highly collimated jets. Expand
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Overview: The Instrument Suite and Mission
Abstract NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program (LPRP), formulated in response to the President’s Vision for Space Exploration, will execute a series of robotic missions that will pave the way forExpand
Analysis of the First Disk-resolved Images of Ceres from Ultraviolet Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope
We present Hubble Space Telescope Faint Object Camera observations of the asteroid 1 Ceres at near-, mid-, and far-UV wavelengths (λ = 3636, 2795, and 1621 A, respectively) obtained on 1995 June 25.Expand
Comets and the origin of the solar system - Reading the Rosetta Stone
It is argued that, from the measured volatile abundances, comets formed at temperatures near or below about 60 K and possibly as low as about 25 K. Grains in Comet Halley were found to be of twoExpand
The morphology and surface processes of Comet 19/P Borrelly
The flyby of the nucleus of the Comet 19P/Borrelly by the Deep Space 1 spacecraft produced the best views to date of the surface of these interesting objects. It transformed Borrelly from anExpand
HST High-Resolution Images and Maps of Pluto
We have obtained Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of Pluto at 410 nm and 278 nm which resolve numerous distinct albedo provinces on this planet. Our images were obtained using the Faint ObjectExpand
A Spectroscopic Survey of Metallic Species Abundances in the Lunar Atmosphere
Abstract The first results of an ongoing effort to search for new species in the lunar atmosphere are presented. The observations in terms of the degree to which atomic metal abundances in the lunarExpand
Imaging borrelly : DS1/Comet Borrelly
The nucleus, coma, and dust jets of short-period Comet 19P/Borrelly were imaged from the Deep Space I spacecraft during its close flyby in September 2001. A prominent jet dominated the near-nucleusExpand