The Clementine Bistatic Radar Experiment

  title={The Clementine Bistatic Radar Experiment},
  author={S. Nozette and C. Lichtenberg and P. Spudis and R. Bonner and W. Ort and E. Malaret and M. Robinson and E. Shoemaker},
  pages={1495 - 1498}
  • S. Nozette, C. Lichtenberg, +5 authors E. Shoemaker
  • Published 1996
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • During the Clementine 1 mission, a bistatic radar experiment measured the magnitude and polarization of the radar echo versus bistatic angle, β, for selected lunar areas. Observations of the lunar south pole yield a same-sense polarization enhancement around β = 0. Analysis shows that the observed enhancement is localized to the permanently shadowed regions of the lunar south pole. Radar observations of periodically solar-illuminated lunar surfaces, including the north pole, yielded no such… CONTINUE READING

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