Significance of absorption features in Io's IR reflectance spectrum

Fraser P. Fanale, Robert H. Brown, Dale P. Cruikshank, Roger N. Clake

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Abstract

Absorption features in Io's reflectance spectrum suggest that frozen SO2 molecules are present on the surface of Io as free frost; this may have important implications for Io's atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume280
Issue number5725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Fanale, F. P., Brown, R. H., Cruikshank, D. P., & Clake, R. N. (1979). Significance of absorption features in Io's IR reflectance spectrum. Nature, 280(5725), 761-763. https://doi.org/10.1038/280761a0