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APOD: Lunar Dust and Duct Tape Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Static Cling on the Moon
Description:
This Astronomy Picture of the Day image shows a flap jury-rigged on the moon by astronauts of Apollo 17 to prevent the abrasive lunar dust from damaging the rover. To find out more, visit Lunar Dust and Duct Tape. To read about NASA's efforts to overcome this problem, see Lunar Dust Buster.
Image:
Image credit: NASA/Apollo 17; <a href="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap040417.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.com/images/features/dustflapmoon-large-4-24-081.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
Image credit: NASA/Apollo 17; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/dustflapmoon-large-4-24-08.jpg
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