Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury

  title={Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury},
  author={R. Killen and G. Cremonese and H. Lammer and S. Orsini and A. Potter and A. Sprague and P. Wurz and M. Khodachenko and H. Lichtenegger and A. Milillo and A. Mura},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • R. Killen, G. Cremonese, +8 authors A. Mura
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract It has been speculated that the composition of the exosphere is related to the composition of Mercury’s crustal materials. If this relationship is true, then inferences regarding the bulk chemistry of the planet might be made from a thorough exospheric study. The most vexing of all unsolved problems is the uncertainty in the source of each component. Historically, it has been believed that H and He come primarily from the solar wind (Goldstein, B.E., et al. in J. Geophys. Res. 86:5485… CONTINUE READING
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