ArticlesOther Physical Properties

Thermal Diffusivity and Conductivity of Lunar Material

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  30 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3918, pp. 730-731
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3918.730

Abstract

The thermal diffusivity and conductivity of type C lunar samples returned by Apollo 11 are lower and less dependent on temperature than those of type A samples. The thermal properties of both types are lower than the corresponding properties of normal terrestrial rocks.

Related Content