On the in-situ detectability of Europa's water vapour plumes from a flyby mission

@article{Huybrighs2017OnTI,
  title={On the in-situ detectability of Europa's water vapour plumes from a flyby mission},
  author={Hans Huybrighs and Y. Futaana and S. Barabash and M. Wieser and P. Wurz and N. Krupp and K. Glassmeier and B. Vermeersen},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2017},
  volume={289},
  pages={270-280}
}
  • Hans Huybrighs, Y. Futaana, +5 authors B. Vermeersen
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract We investigate the feasibility of detecting water molecules (H 2 O) and water ions (H 2 O + ) from the Europa plumes from a flyby mission. A Monte Carlo particle tracing method is used to simulate the trajectories of neutral particles under the influence of Europa's gravity field and ionized particles under the influence of Jupiter's magnetic field and the convectional electric field. As an example mission case we investigate the detection of neutral and ionized molecules using the… CONTINUE READING
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