Particles and Photons as Drivers for Particle Release from the Surfaces of the Moon and Mercury

Wurz, P.; Fatemi, S.; Galli, A.; Halekas, J.; Harada, Y.; Jäggi, N.; Jasinski, J.; Lammer, H.; Lindsay, S.; Nishino, M. N.; Orlando, T. M.; Raines, J. M.; Scherf, M.; Slavin, J.; Vorburger, A.; Winslow, R. (2022). Particles and Photons as Drivers for Particle Release from the Surfaces of the Moon and Mercury. Space science reviews, 218(3) Springer 10.1007/s11214-022-00875-6

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The Moon and Mercury are airless bodies, thus they are directly exposed to the ambient plasma (ions and electrons), to photons mostly from the Sun from infrared range all the way to X-rays, and to meteoroid fluxes. Direct exposure to these exogenic sources has important consequences for the formation and evolution of planetary surfaces, including altering their chemical makeup and optical properties, and generating neutral gas exosphere. The formation of a thin atmosphere, more specifically a surface bound exosphere, the relevant physical processes for the particle release, particle loss, and the drivers behind these processes are discussed in this review.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Wurz, Peter; Galli, André; Jäggi, Noah Victor and Vorburger, Audrey Helena

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

0038-6308

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dora Ursula Zimmerer

Date Deposited:

07 Jun 2022 14:50

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 16:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11214-022-00875-6

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/170387

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/170387

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