gravity and atmosphere

Jim Baker cf549 at cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Mon Mar 22 22:08:28 EST 1993


Acknowledging the fact that the earth has enough gravity to hold an
atmosphere in place, and the moon (with approximately 1/6 of earth's
gravity) does not, how much gravity does it take to hold an atmosphere?
This is realizing it depends on the type of atmosphere, but I am
looking for a general answer.

Jim Baker <jlbaker at tenet.edu>



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