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Table 5

Velocity values of asteroidal and cometary dust at different planets and Moon.

Planetary body Asteroidal Cometary Planetary
mean velocity mean velocity escape velocity
(km s-1) (km s-1) (km s-1)

Mercury 16.81 17.59 4.25
Venus 14.19 20.85 10.36
Earth 18.60 16.87 11.19
Moon 15.04 12.84 2.38
Mars 9.10 13.57 5.03

Notes. The last column reports the escape velocity of the planets and satellite taken into account.

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