Non-random spatial distribution of impacts in the Stardust Cometary Collector

Westphal, A.J.; Bastien, R.K.; Borg, J.; Bridges, J.; Brownlee, D.E.; Burchell, M.J.; Cheng, A.F.; Clark, B.C.; Djouadi, Z.; Floss, C.; Franchi, I.A; Gainsforth, Z.; Graham, G.; Green, S.F; Heck, P.R.; Horányi, M.; Hoppe, P.; Hörz, F.P.; Huth, J.; Kearsley, A.; Leroux, H.; Marhas, K.; Nakamura-Messenger, K.; Sandford, S.A.; See, T.H.; Stadermann, F.J.; Teslich, N.E.; Tsitrin, S.; Warren, J.L.; Wozniakiewicz, P.J. and Zolensky, M.E. (2007). Non-random spatial distribution of impacts in the Stardust Cometary Collector. In: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 12-16 Mar 2007, League City, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

We report the discovery that impacts in the Stardust cometary collector are not distributed randomly in the collecting media, but appear to be clustered on scales smaller than ~10 cm.

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