Department of Applied Aviation Sciences
Small Solar System bodies such as asteroids, comets and Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos have relatively unknown regolith environments. It is hypothesized that dust preserved in the regolith on the surfaces will have similar mechanical properties to lunar dust because of similar formation processes from micrometeoric bombardment, low relative gravity for slow settling times, and virtually no weathering because there is no atmosphere.
44th International Conference on Environmental Systems
Scholarly Commons Citation
Kobrick, R. L., Hoffman, J. A., Street, K. W., & Rickman, D. L. (2014). Overview of Instruments for Investigating Dust Interactions on Small Solar System Bodies by Landers and Rovers. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/534