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First neutron flux measurements

Date: 29 November 2016
Satellite: Trace Gas Orbiter
Copyright: ESA/Roscosmos/ExoMars/FREND/IKI

Example of data collected by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's Fine Resolution Epithermal Neutron Detector (FREND), showing the flux of fast neutrons measured by the instrument. The graph shows an average of all the measurements around the closest approach to the planet along six recent orbits. The result shows a simple demonstration that there is a clear increase in count rate when close to Mars compared to farther orbital periods.


Last Update: 29 November 2016

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