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CCS Seminar
ACES Internship Presentation
Elizabeth Bass
Boston University - Astronomy Department
Internship completed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Friday - December 5, 2008
12:00 noon
Physics Research Building - Room 595
3 Cummington Street

"Lunar EMPs: Detecting Meteors on the Moon"

When high velocity meteors strike the lunar surface, it is thought that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is generated. While visible flashes corresponding to a kilogram sized meteor impact have been observed, a lunar EMP due to a meteor impact has not yet been detected. In June 2008, lunar observations were made over two days at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in an effort to record EMPs due to gram-size meteor impacts. During my internship at Los Alamos, much of my effort focused on the initial processing of the data as well as investigating how the EMP signatures would appear.











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