Recombinative desorption may be making water on Mercury

Recombinative desorption may be making water on Mercury

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A simple recombinative desorption reaction on Mercury may be amped up by extreme heat and solar winds to make a fraction of Mercury's ice at the poles. Credit: Georgia Tech / Orlando / Jones

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Research, Aerospace, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
mercury, Mercury Ice, Polar Ice, Polar Ice Sheets, messenger, Messenger Mission, NASA MESSENGER, Recombinative Desorption, Water Deposits, solar winds, solar wind, Solar Wind Electrons And Protons, Protons, magnetic field, Magnetic Field Strength, Mercury Magnetic Field, Asteroid Water, Asteroid, Asteroid Impact, moon, Moon Ice, Moon Water, Moon Face, Moon Crater, Moon Habitat
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:06pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:14pm