On the asteroidal conductivities as inferred from meteorites

  title={On the asteroidal conductivities as inferred from meteorites},
  author={Wing-H. Ip and Floyd Leigh Herbert},
  journal={The moon and the planets},
  • W. IpF. Herbert
  • Published 1 February 1983
  • Physics, Geology
  • The moon and the planets
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