NPA Neutral particle Analyser

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Mercury is a poorly known planet as ground-based observations, even if provide some interesting results, are particularly difficult due to the planet’s proximity to the Sun. Nevertheless, it is very interesting for its extreme environmental conditions. The major scientific topics to be addressed are the Mercury’s exosphere, its interaction with the solar wind and its origin respect to the surface of the planet: those information can provide important clues about planetary evolution .....back...

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