LADEE Confirms Presence of Neon in Lunar Exosphere

While planetary researchers have speculated on the presence of the noble gas neon in the Moon’s atmosphere (called a surface boundary exosphere) for years, the Neutral Mass Spectrometer onboard NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft has confirmed its existence for the first time. “The presence of neon in the exosphere of the [...] —> Read More