MEDUSA: Observation of atmospheric dust and water vapor close to the surface of Mars

  title={MEDUSA: Observation of atmospheric dust and water vapor close to the surface of Mars},
  author={F. Esposito and L. Colangeli and Vincenzo Della Corte and Cesare Molfese and Pasquale Palumbo and Sergio Ventura and Jonathan P. Merrison},
Background: The study of airborne dust and water vapor properties at the Martian surface level is an important task for the achievement of some of the primary scientific goals of Mars exploration: to study the water cycle and present / past habitability, climate history and hazardous conditions. Method: The MEDUSA instrument has been designed for the direct in situ measurement of dust and water vapor properties, such as dust size distribution, number density, deposition rate and electrification… 
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