Nightside magnetosheath of Mars: ASPERA observations

E. Kallio*, H. Koskinen, S. Barabash, R. Lundin, O. Norberg

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We have calculated the proton and the oxygen velocities in the nightside magnetosheath of Mars utilising the particle observations made by ASPERA onboard the Phobos 2 spacecraft. The O+ observations can be divided into three classes according to the velocities and locations: the "central tail", the "energetic", and the "slowly moving" O+ ions. A detailed study of the energetic O+ ions shows that they are related to non-typical magnetic field conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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