Atmospheres & Climate

Solubility Of Water In Peridotite Liquids And The Prevalence Of Steam Atmospheres On Rocky Planets

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
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December 4, 2022
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Solubility Of Water In Peridotite Liquids And The Prevalence Of Steam Atmospheres On Rocky Planets
Rocky planet with steam atmosphere
NASA

Atmospheres are products of time-integrated mass exchange between the surface of a planet and its interior. On Earth and other planetary bodies, magma oceans likely marked significant atmosphere-forming events, during which both steam- and carbon-rich atmospheres may have been generated.

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