Ref: SCART-2022-0118

Effect of an meteorites and asteroids bombardments on the atmospheric evolution of Mars

Pham, Lê Binh San ; Karatekin, Özgür ; Dehant, Véronique

published in EPSC Abstracts, 5 issue EPSC2010-127 (2010)

Abstract: Early in its history, Mars probably had a denser atmosphere with sufficient greenhouse gases to sustain the presence of stable liquid water at the surface. Previous studies have showed that asteroids and comets impacts could affect the atmospheric evolution not only by causing atmospheric erosion but also by delivering material and volatiles to the planet. Here, we investigate the atmospheric loss and the delivery of volatiles with the help of a simplified semi-analytic model that takes into account the impact simulation results.

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Reference Systems & Planetology
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