angle of incidence

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the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence

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427 nm neutrons by the manufacturer and it is better than 85% for a glancing angle m = 3 [9].
Plowing into the lunar surface at a glancing angle of 6.
Thus, the former experiences the tunnelling transmission while the latter experiences refractive transmission in a certain glancing angle region.
Craters created by asteroids that hit at a glancing angle also tend to have larger flows, possibly because these lopsided impacts produce a bigger deposit of molten material in the direction the asteroid was traveling, Schaber says.