MAVEN observations of solar wind hydrogen deposition in the atmosphere of Mars

@inproceedings{Halekas2015MAVENOO,
  title={MAVEN observations of solar wind hydrogen deposition in the atmosphere of Mars},
  author={Jasper S. Halekas and Robert J. Lillis and David L. Mitchell and Thomas E. Cravens and Christian Mazelle and John E P Connerney and Jared R. Espley and Paul R Mahaffy and M Benna and B M Jakosky and Janet G. Luhmann and James P. McFadden and Davin E. Larson and Yuki Harada and Suranga Ruhunusiri},
  year={2015}
}
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission (MAVEN) observes a tenuous but ubiquitous flux of protons with the same energy as the solar wind in the Martian atmosphere. During high flux intervals, we observe a corresponding negative hydrogen population. The correlation between penetrating and solar wind fluxes, the constant energy, and the lack of a corresponding charged population at intermediate altitudes implicate products of hydrogen energetic neutral atoms from charge exchange between… CONTINUE READING