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Element found in Mercury's atmosphere in polar regions. Its distribution is different than that for Calcium and Magnesium. It's also main constituent in Mercury's tail, which was much diminished in length during Messenger's third flyby due its its different speed than during the first two.
Mercury/Sodium Web Pages[edit | edit source]
Mercury/Sodium In the News[edit | edit source]
Magnesium Detected in Mercury's Atmosphere (May 2009)[edit | edit source]
- See Mercury/Atmosphere, Mercury/Tail, Mercury/Magnesium, Mercury/Calcium, Mercury/Sodium, Mercury/Iron, Mercury/Aluminum, Mercury/Silicon
Distribution of Chemical Elements in Exosphere Varies (Jul 2011)[edit | edit source]