Mercury’s Atmosphere: A Surface-Bounded Exosphere

  title={Mercury’s Atmosphere: A Surface-Bounded Exosphere},
  author={D. Domingue and Patrick L. Koehn and R. Killen and A. Sprague and M. Sarantos and A. Cheng and E. Bradley and W. McClintock},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • D. Domingue, Patrick L. Koehn, +5 authors W. McClintock
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract The existence of a surface-bounded exosphere about Mercury was discovered through the Mariner 10 airglow and occultation experiments. Most of what is currently known or understood about this very tenuous atmosphere, however, comes from ground-based telescopic observations. It is likely that only a subset of the exospheric constituents have been identified, but their variable abundance with location, time, and space weather events demonstrate that Mercury’s exosphere is part of a… CONTINUE READING
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