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Cameron 1964

Cameron, A.G.W., 1964: Particle acceleration in cislunar space. Nature, 202, no. 4934, 785-785, doi:10.1038/202785a0.

The recent discovery of a characteristic red luminescence when enstatite achondrites are bombarded by 40-keV protons led Kopal and Rackham to observe the Moon in order to determine whether a similar luminescence might be excited in lunar materials by solar wind bombardment. On the night of November 1-2, 1963, Kopal and Rackham observed an enhanced red emission from the vicinity of the crater Kepler. The duration of the red glow was of the order of 10 min or longer, and it appeared twice within a 2-h period. No repetition of this phenomenon was observed on the following night or at the next lunation.

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@article{ca01920f,
  author={Cameron, A. G. W.},
  title={Particle acceleration in cislunar space},
  year={1964},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={202},
  number={4934},
  pages={785--785},
  doi={10.1038/202785a0},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ca01920f
AU  - Cameron, A. G. W.
PY  - 1964
TI  - Particle acceleration in cislunar space
JA  - Nature
JO  - Nature
VL  - 202
IS  - 4934
SP  - 785
EP  - 785
DO  - 10.1038/202785a0
ER  -

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