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A&A 396, 10371044 (2002) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021465
 

Summary: A&A 396, 1037­1044 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021465
c ESO 2002
Astronomy
&
Astrophysics
A stringent upper limit of the H2O2 abundance in the Martian
atmosphere
Th. Encrenaz1, T. K. Greathouse2, B. B´ezard1, S. K. Atreya3, A. S. Wong3, M. J. Richter4, and J. H. Lacy2
1
LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
2
Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, RLM 15.308, C-1400, Austin, TX 78712-1083, USA
3
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143, USA
4
Department of Physics, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Received 31 July 2002 / Accepted 24 September 2002
Abstract. Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 has been suggested as a possible oxidizer of the Martian surface. However, this minor
species has never been detected. Photochemical models suggest that H2O2 and H2O abundances should be correlated. We

  

Source: Atreya, Sushil - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Physics