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ARTEMIS observations of terrestrial ionospheric molecular ion outflow at the moon

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The ARTEMIS spacecraft has measured molecular ion compositions and fluxes in the magnetotail of the moon. The authors use particle tracing to show that these ions escaped through non-adiabatic magnetopause shadowing near noon. The molecular ionospheric outflow was higher than expected. The results have implications for those studying both terrestrial ion outflow and the lunar exosphere and volatiles. 

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