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Re: The Paint color and qualities of Alum



Not a space expert, but...

Assuming it is really a gold coating, wouldn't it also be immune to 
the effects of atomic oxygen?

td

>
>  As far as I'm concerned one of the main reasons is for protection of
>electronic circuitry and other sensible instruments from high energy
>particles or radiation, that can cause various effects like bit errors in
>memory chips, computer crashes, etc. As a general rule, gold based materials
have very good electrical and termal characteristics...

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