NP-119 Science in Orbit: The Shuttle & Spacelab Experience, 1981-1986

 

The top panel of these two spectrograms shows the angle of diffracted partivles as they fill the wake left by the Shuttle.

The top panel of these two spectrograms shows the angle of diffracted partivles as they fill the wake left by the Shuttle. The bottom panel shows the distribution of ion energy over time. By studying intensity chnages at different angles, investigators are trying to determine the physical processes occurring as the particles refill the wake. Similar processes may occur in the wakes of celestial bodies moving through space.


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