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Apparent Distribution of Meteoroid Orbits
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society
Vol. 81, No. 4 (Sep. 25, 1939), pp. 481-491
Published by: American Philosophical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/984820
Page Count: 11
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By use of a simple spherical reduction the important elements of parabolic orbits are determined for meteor showers. Despite unfavorable influences from their geocentric velocities, the majority of the streams appear to be moving in the same direction as the earth about the sun, and in orbits not greatly inclined to the plane of the solar system. Streams with perihelion at approximately the earth's distance from the sun are found to be the most frequent.
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