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Lunar plasma environment paper published

August 26, 2010

In this image, the Moon perturbs the surrounding plasma environment. (Courtesy NASA)

A set of simulations modeling the near-surface lunar plasma environment, conducted by CCLDAS members A. Poppe and M Horányi, was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. This study analyzed the interaction between the solar wind and the photo-illuminated lunar surface, as well as the interaction and behavior of lunar dust grains immersed in this plasma.

The article can be accessed here.

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