Quick variability of brightness of Na lines in the lunar exosphere during maximum of Perseid 2009 meteor shower is detected and explained by impacts of Perseid meteoroids at the level of 10-16 g cm-2 s-1. Non-detection of lines of atoms of Ca, Al, and Si is explained by formation of metal oxides and condensation of dust particles.
European Planetary Science Congress 2012
- Pub Date:
- September 2012