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Return to the Moon
lunar exosphere during CME
12/06/11

 

These are images from computer simulations of the lunar calcium exosphere during a CME (left) and the slow solar wind (right). Red and yellow indicate a relatively high abundance of calcium atoms while blue, purple, and black indicate a low abundance. The CME produces a much denser exosphere than the slow solar wind. Credit: NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory



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