Cosmic dust collection by the capture cell technique on the Space Shuttle

@article{McDonnell1984CosmicDC,
  title={Cosmic dust collection by the capture cell technique on the Space Shuttle},
  author={James M. McDonnell and W. C. Carey and D. George Dixon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={309},
  pages={237-240}
}
The capture cell technique is a new approach to the study of extraterrestrial material: although complementary to stratospheric collection techniques1, it avoids selection effects introduced by the deceleration of dust in the Earth's atmosphere. The method, to be used extensively in cosmic dust retrieval experiments on the forthcoming NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility, now yields results from its first application in the microabrasion foil experiment (MFE) which was flown as part of the… CONTINUE READING

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