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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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Astronomy
- Solar System
= The Moon
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
= Induced Charge
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image credit: NASA; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 1, 2008 until May 16, 2008. View the feature here!


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Keywords: dust, electric charge, fountain model, moon, moondust
Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 25, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), WWW Document, (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/30mar_moonfountains/).
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Moon Fountains (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/30mar_moonfountains/>.
APA Format
Moon Fountains. (n.d.). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/30mar_moonfountains/
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Moon Fountains. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/30mar_moonfountains/ (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Moon Fountains. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 31 July 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/30mar_moonfountains/>.
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