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Rasool et al. 1966

Rasool, S.I., S.H. Gross, and W.E. McGovern, 1966: The atmosphere of Mercury. Space Sci. Rev., 5, 565-584, doi:10.1007/BF00167326.

It is the purpose of this paper to review the available information on the temperature, composition, and surface pressure of Mercury's atmosphere, and to discuss the implications of a non-synchronous rotation of the planet on the atmosphere. We construct several models for the atmosphere which are consistent with the observations in an attempt to determine if they are stable against depletion of the atmosphere by gravtiational escape. The results are discusssed from the standpoint of the origin of the atmosphere.

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  author={Rasool, S. I. and Gross, S. H. and McGovern, W. E.},
  title={The atmosphere of Mercury},
  journal={Space Sci. Rev.},

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ID  - ra06300n
AU  - Rasool, S. I.
AU  - Gross, S. H.
AU  - McGovern, W. E.
PY  - 1966
TI  - The atmosphere of Mercury
JA  - Space Sci. Rev.
VL  - 5
SP  - 565
EP  - 584
DO  - 10.1007/BF00167326
ER  -

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