Dust Measurements at high Ecliptic Latitudes

Baguhl, M. and Hamilton, D.P. and Grun, E. and Dermott, S. and Fechtig, H. and Hanner, M.S. and Kissel, J. and Lindblad, B.A. and Linkert, C. and Linkert, G. and Manners, Ian and McDonnell, J.A.M. and Morfill, G.E. and Polanskey, C and Riemann, R. and Schwehm, G. and Staubach, P. and Zook, H.A. (1995) Dust Measurements at high Ecliptic Latitudes. Science, 268 (5213). pp. 1016-1019. ISSN 0036-8075. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Along Ulysses' path from Jupiter to the south ecliptic pole, the onboard dust detector measured a dust impact rate that varied slowly from 0.2, to 0.5 impacts per day. The dominant component of the dust flux arrived from an ecliptic latitude and longitude of 10 degrees +/- 10 degrees and 280 degrees +/- 30 degrees which indicates an interstellar origin. An additional flux of small particles, which do not come from the interstellar direction and are unlikely to be zodiacal dust grains, appeared south of -45 degrees latitude. One explanation is that these particles are beta-meteoroids accelerated away from the sun by radiation pressure and electromagnetic forces.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 17:12
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 14:51
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