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Laboratory studies of thermal space weathering on airless bodies

Helbert, Jörn and Maturilli, Alessandro and Ferrari, Sabrina (2015) Laboratory studies of thermal space weathering on airless bodies. Workshop on Space Weathering of Airless Bodies, 2.-4. Nov. 2015, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Deriving the surface composition of Mercury from remote sensing hyper spectral data is a challenging task. Mercury’s surface has a low iron abundance, which complicates the application of “traditional” space weathering approach. In addition the high temperatures on Mercury lead to previously unseen changes in the spectral characteristics, which we call “thermal space weathering”. The Planetary Emissivity Laboratory (PEL) at DLR in Berlin was setup specifically to study the effects of high temperatures on the spectral characteristics of planetary analog materials. It allows characterizing “thermal space weathering” and adds temperature as another important factor for the creation of spectral libraries. Thermal space weathering can produce reversible as well as irreversible changes in the spectral characteristics of materials. In comparison to “traditional space weathering” it acts on much shorter timescales. We are going to present a number of examples for thermal space weathering effects in the visible as well as infrared spectral range.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/101785/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Laboratory studies of thermal space weathering on airless bodies
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Helbert, JörnJoern.Helbert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505
Maturilli, AlessandroAlessandro.Maturilli (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ferrari, Sabrinasabrina.ferrari (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:PEL, emissivity
Event Title:Workshop on Space Weathering of Airless Bodies
Event Location:Houston, Texas, USA
Event Type:international Conference, Workshop
Event Dates:2.-4. Nov. 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben BepiColombo (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Experimentelle Planetenphysik
Deposited By: Maturilli, Alessandro
Deposited On:06 Jan 2016 15:57
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:59

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