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Evidence that the Properties of Interplanetary Dust Beyond 1 AU are Not Homogeneous

  • Donald W. Schuerman (a1)

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Traditionally, earth-based observations of the zodiacal light (ZL) require two assumptions for further analysis: (A1) the dust density (n) is a power of heliocentric distance (R), n ∝ R−ν; (A2) the nature (scattering cross section, σ) of the dust is independent of location, σ(r,h,θ)=σ(θ). Observations from Pioneer 10 do not verify these assumptions.

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Evidence that the Properties of Interplanetary Dust Beyond 1 AU are Not Homogeneous

  • Donald W. Schuerman (a1)

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