Radiation Sintering of Lunar Dust

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Science  19 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3699, pp. 1025-1026
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3699.1025


Protons in the solar wind displace atoms in the grains of lunar dust. These atoms may, through diffusion, sinter the dust layer into a partly coherent but still highly porous structure.