The Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Earth and Mars : Past and Present

@inproceedings{Cockell2003TheUR,
  title={The Ultraviolet Radiation Environment of Earth and Mars : Past and Present},
  author={Charles S. Cockell},
  year={2003}
}
Exactly 130 years passed between the discovery by Isaac Newton that white light was composed of colors [1] and the discovery of ultraviolet radiation by Johann Wilhelm Ritter, a German electro chemist, in 1801. We now understand that ultraviolet radiation, although representing <2% of the total number of photons that reach the surface of present-day Earth, has had an important role in the evolution of life on Earth. This is because it has a high energy, energy being proportional to the… CONTINUE READING

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