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Instrument: CDE : AIM Cosmic Dust Experiment
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The Cosmic Dust Experiment (CDE) is an instrument designed to monitor the variability of the cosmic dust influx into Earth’s mesosphere in order to address its role in the formation of PMCs. CDE determines the magnitude and characterizes the temporal and spatial variability of the cosmic dust influx, allowing for direct correlation studies with PMC frequency and brightness

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Instrument Owner: USA/NASA