Space Science Reviews

(The TQCC of Space Science Reviews is 25. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
Mars 2020 Mission Overview199
The SuperCam Instrument Suite on the NASA Mars 2020 Rover: Body Unit and Combined System Tests127
The SuperCam Instrument Suite on the Mars 2020 Rover: Science Objectives and Mast-Unit Description110
Coronal Heating by MHD Waves97
Radio Properties of Tidal Disruption Events81
Perseverance’s Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC) Investigation81
The Non-carbonaceous–Carbonaceous Meteorite Dichotomy74
Optical-Ultraviolet Tidal Disruption Events70
Star Clusters Near and Far70
Relative Atomic Solar System Abundances, Mass Fractions, and Atomic Masses of the Elements and Their Isotopes, Composition of the Solar Photosphere, and Compositions of the Major Chondritic Meteorite 68
The Mars 2020 Engineering Cameras and Microphone on the Perseverance Rover: A Next-Generation Imaging System for Mars Exploration68
The Molecular Cloud Lifecycle67
Quasi-Periodic Pulsations in Solar and Stellar Flares: A Review of Underpinning Physical Mechanisms and Their Predicted Observational Signatures64
Decoding the Pre-Eruptive Magnetic Field Configurations of Coronal Mass Ejections64
The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mast Camera Zoom (Mastcam-Z) Multispectral, Stereoscopic Imaging Investigation63
The Ingenuity Helicopter on the Perseverance Rover63
The MarSCoDe Instrument Suite on the Mars Rover of China’s Tianwen-1 Mission60
Investigating Mercury’s Environment with the Two-Spacecraft BepiColombo Mission60
Diffuse and Pulsating Aurora60
Kink Oscillations of Coronal Loops59
BepiColombo - Mission Overview and Science Goals57
Uranus and Neptune: Origin, Evolution and Internal Structure57
Impact of Low-Energy Cosmic Rays on Star Formation55
China’s Mars Exploration Mission and Science Investigation54
Dust-to-Gas and Refractory-to-Ice Mass Ratios of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta Observations54
Lunar Seismology: An Update on Interior Structure Models53
Photogeologic Map of the Perseverance Rover Field Site in Jezero Crater Constructed by the Mars 2020 Science Team52
The Physics of Star Cluster Formation and Evolution51
PIXL: Planetary Instrument for X-Ray Lithochemistry51
Lunar Seismology: A Data and Instrumentation Review51
The Sampling and Caching Subsystem (SCS) for the Scientific Exploration of Jezero Crater by the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover50
High-Energy Particles and Radiation in Star-Forming Regions50
The Host Galaxies of Tidal Disruption Events50
Slow-Mode Magnetoacoustic Waves in Coronal Loops49
Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE)49
Large Ocean Worlds with High-Pressure Ices48
The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, MEDA. A Suite of Environmental Sensors for the Mars 2020 Mission48
Atmospheric Dynamics of Hot Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs48
The Emergence of Life46
Perpendicular Transport of Energetic Particles in Magnetic Turbulence45
Rates of Stellar Tidal Disruption44
Ground and In-Flight Calibration of the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite44
Towards Precision Measurements of Accreting Black Holes Using X-Ray Reflection Spectroscopy43
Magnetohydrodynamic Fast Sausage Waves in the Solar Corona43
Advanced Curation of Astromaterials for Planetary Science42
Formation and Evolution of Disks Around Young Stellar Objects42
X-Ray Properties of TDEs42
Rationale for BepiColombo Studies of Mercury’s Surface and Composition41
The Importance of Phobos Sample Return for Understanding the Mars-Moon System41
Deep Atmosphere Composition, Structure, Origin, and Exploration, with Particular Focus on Critical in situ Science at the Icy Giants40
SIMBIO-SYS: Scientific Cameras and Spectrometer for the BepiColombo Mission40
Radar Imager for Mars’ Subsurface Experiment—RIMFAX39
Radiation Belt Radial Diffusion at Earth and Beyond38
The BepiColombo Planetary Magnetometer MPO-MAG: What Can We Learn from the Hermean Magnetic Field?37
Four Distinct Pathways to the Element Abundances in Solar Energetic Particles37
3He-Rich Solar Energetic Particles: Solar Sources36
SuperCam Calibration Targets: Design and Development36
Physical Processes in Star Formation36
European Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and Radioisotope Heater Units (RHUs) for Space Science and Exploration36
How Well Do We Understand the Belt/Zone Circulation of Giant Planet Atmospheres?35
Comparison of the Deep Atmospheric Dynamics of Jupiter and Saturn in Light of the Juno and Cassini Gravity Measurements35
The ELFIN Mission35
A Review of Possible Planetary Atmospheres in the TRAPPIST-1 System35
Constraining the Evolutionary History of the Moon and the Inner Solar System: A Case for New Returned Lunar Samples35
Rossby Waves in Astrophysics33
Formation of the First Stars and Black Holes33
Perspectives on Atmospheric Evolution from Noble Gas and Nitrogen Isotopes on Earth, Mars & Venus33
Overview of the Chang’e-4 Mission: Opening the Frontier of Scientific Exploration of the Lunar Far Side33
Hydrogen Dominated Atmospheres on Terrestrial Mass Planets: Evidence, Origin and Evolution32
From Diffuse Gas to Dense Molecular Cloud Cores32
Ice-Ocean Exchange Processes in the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites32
Aurora in the Polar Cap: A Review32
Multi-model Meteorological and Aeolian Predictions for Mars 2020 and the Jezero Crater Region32
Quiet, Discrete Auroral Arcs—Observations29
The Navigation and Terrain Cameras on the Tianwen-1 Mars Rover29
Loss and Fractionation of Noble Gas Isotopes and Moderately Volatile Elements from Planetary Embryos and Early Venus, Earth and Mars29
Current Sheets, Plasmoids and Flux Ropes in the Heliosphere29
High Resolution Imaging Camera (HiRIC) on China’s First Mars Exploration Tianwen-1 Mission29
On the Origin and Evolution of the Material in 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko28
Dayside Aurora28
Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Open Coronal Structures28
Studying the Composition and Mineralogy of the Hermean Surface with the Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) for the BepiColombo Mission: An Update28
Quiescent Discrete Auroral Arcs: A Review of Magnetospheric Generator Mechanisms27
On the Habitability and Future Exploration of Ocean Worlds27
Zooming in on Individual Star Formation: Low- and High-Mass Stars27
The BepiColombo Mercury Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer: Science Goals, Instrument Performance and Operations27
Pre-flight Calibration and Near-Earth Commissioning Results of the Mercury Plasma Particle Experiment (MPPE) Onboard MMO (Mio)26
Accretion of the Earth—Missing Components?26
Meteorological Predictions for Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Site at Jezero Crater26
Mio—First Comprehensive Exploration of Mercury’s Space Environment: Mission Overview26
Dayside Transient Phenomena and Their Impact on the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere25
The Diverse Planetary Ingassing/Outgassing Paths Produced over Billions of Years of Magmatic Activity25
Landing Site Selection and Overview of China’s Lunar Landing Missions25
Pre-Flight Calibration of the Mars 2020 Rover Mastcam Zoom (Mastcam-Z) Multispectral, Stereoscopic Imager25