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This NASA site describes the atmosphere of dust on the moon produced by electrostatic forces. The site provides an explanation of the physics of this effect, along with diagrams that present the fountain model of dust movement. A science fiction book that anticipated this effect in the 1950s is also cited.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    NSDL,Electrostatics,Solar System,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Charge,Space Science,moon,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080504230415454T,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Astronomy,fountain model,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),moondust,The Moon,Induced Charge,dust,Electricity & Magnetism,Physics,High School,electric charge,Vocational/Professional Development Education

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    English

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