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This is a pretty silly question but people talking about terraforming the bodies in the solar system have discussed it. Let us say that we give the Earth's moon a Oxygen / Nitrogen atmosphere with one bar pressure. Luna is too small to hold it so it will soon be lost to space. Now some people have said that this will take 10,000 year or more and it can be kept 'topped up' with volitiles from comets. Others have said it will last less about 200 years. Is there a formula that would let me calculate this time?
Re: If Luna had an atmosphere with 1 Bar pressure, how long would it last?
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