Space Dust Collisions as a Planetary Escape Mechanism.

  title={Space Dust Collisions as a Planetary Escape Mechanism.},
  author={Arjun Berera},
  volume={17 12},
  • A. Berera
  • Published 6 November 2017
  • Physics, Geology
  • Astrobiology
It is observed that hypervelocity space dust, which is continuously bombarding Earth, creates immense momentum flows in the atmosphere. Some of this fast space dust inevitably will interact with the atmospheric system, transferring energy and moving particles around, with various possible consequences. This paper examines, with supporting estimates, the possibility that by way of collisions the Earth-grazing component of space dust can facilitate planetary escape of atmospheric particles… 

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