Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface

Caitlin Griffith, Tobias Owen, Thomas R. Geballe, John Rayner, Pascal Rannou

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Abstract

The smoggy stratosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, veils its surface from view, except at narrow wavelengths centered at 0.83, 0.94, 1.07, 1.28, 1.58, 2.0, 2.9, and 5.0 micrometers. We derived a spectrum of Titan's surface within these "windows" and detected features characteristic of water ice. Therefore, despite the hundreds of meters of organic liquids and solids hypothesized to exist on Titan's surface, its icy bedrock lies extensively exposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-630
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume300
Issue number5619
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2003

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Griffith, C., Owen, T., Geballe, T. R., Rayner, J., & Rannou, P. (2003). Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface. Science, 300(5619), 628-630. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1081897

Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface. / Griffith, Caitlin; Owen, Tobias; Geballe, Thomas R.; Rayner, John; Rannou, Pascal.

In: Science, Vol. 300, No. 5619, 25.04.2003, p. 628-630.

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Griffith, C, Owen, T, Geballe, TR, Rayner, J & Rannou, P 2003, 'Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface', Science, vol. 300, no. 5619, pp. 628-630. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1081897
Griffith C, Owen T, Geballe TR, Rayner J, Rannou P. Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface. Science. 2003 Apr 25;300(5619):628-630. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1081897
Griffith, Caitlin ; Owen, Tobias ; Geballe, Thomas R. ; Rayner, John ; Rannou, Pascal. / Evidence for the exposure of water ice on Titan's surface. In: Science. 2003 ; Vol. 300, No. 5619. pp. 628-630.
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