8A20.60 - Earth/Moon Distance - Lunar Retro-reflector

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Earth/Moon Distance - Lunar Retro-reflector
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  • E. Roger Cowley, "A Classroom Exercise to Determine the Earth-Moon Distance", AJP, Vol. 57, #4, Apr. 1989, p. 351.
  • T. W. Murphy Jr., E. G. Adelberger, J. B. R. Battat, C. D. Hoyle, R. J. McMillan, E. L. Michelsen, R. L. Samad, C. W. Stubbs, H. E. Swanson, "Long-Term Degradation of Optical Devices on the Moon", Icarus, March 2010, p. 31 to 35.  
  • Bosch DLR130 Operating Manual.
  • NASA, Apollo 11 Mission - Science Experiments - Laser Ranging Retroreflector.  
  • NASA, The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector.
  • The New York Times - How Do You Solve A Moon Mystery?  Fire a Laser at It.
  • Space.com - Why is the Appollo Reflector Experiment Still Operating, 50 Years Later?
  • T. Murphy, Lunar Retroreflectors.
  • Wikipedia - Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment.
  • Wikipedia - List of Retroreflectors on the Moon.

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