11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
[PPS11-20] Shooting star formation in a laboratory experiment
Keywords:shooting star, impact, spectroscopy
We are constructing a laboratory experimental system to simulate shooting stars by using a two-stage light gas gun at Planetary Exploration Research Center (PERC), Chiba Instiute of Technology, Japan. This gun shoots a projectile with size of 2 mm into a observational chamber filled with gas. The light from the projectile is observed by high-speed camera with 1 Mfps and its spectrum is taken by spectrometer simultaneously.
We carried out a series of experiments using the system with a variety of projectile composition. The specific spectra relating to the projectile component were confirmed as a function of the location from the projectile (during head-neck-tail structure). We will give the experimental results and discuss the chemical and physical status of shooting star.