ACCRETION OF INTERPLANETARY DUST PARTICLES BY THE EARTH

@inproceedings{Kortenkamp1998ACCRETIONOI,
  title={ACCRETION OF INTERPLANETARY DUST PARTICLES BY THE EARTH},
  author={Stephen J. Kortenkamp and Stanley F. Dermott},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Analyses of hypervelocity micrometeoroid impact craters preserved in lunar material and on the panels of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) indicate that each year Earth accretes about 3 × 10 7 kg of interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) from the zodiacal cloud (E. Grun et al. 1985, Astron. Astrophys. 286, 915–924; S. G. Love and D. E. Brownlee, 1993, Science 262, 550–553). The size distributions of these lunar and LDEF craters indicate that the mass distribution of IDPs… CONTINUE READING

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