|1.||the ratio of the intensity of light reflected from an object, such as a planet, to that of the light it receives from the sun|
|2.||physics the probability that a neutron passing through a surface will return through that surface|
|[C19: from Church Latin: whiteness, from Latin albus white]|
|albedo (āl-bē'dō) Pronunciation Key
The fraction of the total light striking a surface that gets reflected from that surface. An object that has a high albedo (near 1) is very bright; an object that has a low albedo (near 0) is dark. The Earth's albedo is about 0.37. The Moon's is about 0.12.