Thursday / 20 August 2015

Neon Confirmed In Ultra Thin Lunar Atmosphere

8202015Robotic Moon Mission LADEE Neutral Mass Spectrometer Providing Comprehensive Data On Lunar Atmosphere, Surface Conditions & Dust Within The Environment; Mehdi Benna Of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Confirms Presence Of Neon In Moon Exosphere; Along With Helium, & Argon, Neon Is Volatile Enough To Enter Atmosphere From Surface After Deposit By Solar Wind; Benna Notes “It’s Critical To Learn About The Lunar Exosphere Before Sustained Human Exploration Substantially Alters It” Referring To Rocket Exhaust & Spacecraft Outgassing

Credit: NASA