On the problem of solar wind deceleration near Mars

1Tarasov, VG
1L’viv Centre of the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1996, 2 ;(2):24–28
Section: Space Astronomy
Publication Language: Ukrainian
A considerable rate of solar wind deceleration near Mars observed in space experiments has not been explained yet. A short review of possible models and origin of this phenomenon is presented. It is assumed that the most trustworthy explanation is the effect of critical ionization rate in the exosphere model with an extended oxygen and hydrogen corona. The ultimate answer to this question will be given by the "Mars-96" experiment
Keywords: Mars, solar wind
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