FUSE Observes Molecular Hydrogen in Mars' Atmosphere

Bill Blair, Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), Johns Hopkins University

This site features a summary of recent observations of molecular hydrogen molecules in the atmosphere of Mars taken by the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). The FUSE measurements differ significantly from the predicted amount of hydrogen, coming in at a lower value. These observations will permit atmospheric models of Mars to be corrected and improved.

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Topics: Solar system:Mars, Mars:Water/Ice
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science