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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

30 - Neutron, Gamma-Ray, and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Planetary Bodies

from Part IV - Applications to Planetary Surfaces


This chapter provides a brief review of missions using X-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron spectroscopy to determine the chemical composition of planetary surfaces. This chapter presents the history of planetary radiation measurements, including significant discoveries. Summary tables with links to the archived data provide a resource for readers interested in working in this field. Upcoming missions and possible future directions are described.