Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury

@article{Killen2007ProcessesTP,
  title={Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury},
  author={Rosemary M. Killen and G. Cremonese and Helmut Lammer and Stefano Orsini and Andrew E. Potter and Ann L. Sprague and Peter Wurz and Maxim L. Khodachenko and Herbert I. M. Lichtenegger and Anna Milillo and Alessandro Mura},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={132},
  pages={433-509}
}
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… 
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