Re: Mars Odyssey R/B 1

From: Rik Hill (rhill@LPL.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 14:19:37 PDT

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    > If the satellite is spherical, the illuminated fraction of the total 
    > visible
    > disk is (1 + cos v)/2
    
    I had to chuckle when I read this....it reminded me of the great
    bovine study by physicists where they started out 'assume that
    a cow is a sphere'. 
    
    :-o
    
    -Rik
    
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