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Voyager 2 at Neptune: Imaging Science Results
Voyager 2 images of Neptune reveal a windy planet characterized by bright clouds of methane ice suspended in an exceptionally clear atmosphere above a lower deck of hydrogen sulfide or ammonia ices.Expand
The Cassini Visual And Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (Vims) Investigation
The Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) investigation is a multidisciplinary study of the Saturnian system. Visual and near-infrared imaging spectroscopy and high-speedExpand
Titan solar occultation observed by Cassini/VIMS: Gas absorption and constraints on aerosol composition
Abstract A solar occultation by Titan's atmosphere has been observed through the solar port of the Cassini /VIMS instrument on January 15th, 2006. Transmission spectra acquired during solar egressExpand
Detection of CO in Triton's atmosphere and the nature of surface-atmosphere interactions
Context. Triton possesses a thin atmosphere, primarily composed of nitrogen, sustained by the sublimation of surface ices. Aims. We aim at determining the composition of Triton’s atmosphere toExpand
Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface
Observations of Saturn's satellite Enceladus using Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument were obtained during three flybys in 2005, and upper limits of 140 kelvin are derived for the temperatures in the tiger stripes. Expand
On the Physics of Resonant Disk-Satellite Interaction
Abstract Within the framework of a single derivation, we study the transfer of angular momentum in a disk subjected to a linear perturbation at Lindblad resonance, whenever the physics includeExpand
Compositional maps of Saturn's moon Phoebe from imaging spectroscopy
Imaging spectroscopy of Phoebe resulting from the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft encounter on 11 June 2004 mapped ferrous-iron-bearing minerals, bound water, trapped CO2, probable phyllosilicates, organics, nitriles and cyanide compounds, indicating a surface of cometary origin. Expand
A ring system detected around the Centaur (10199) Chariklo
Observations of a multichord stellar occultation revealed the presence of a ring system around (10199) Chariklo, which is a Centaur—that is, one of a class of small objects orbiting primarily between Jupiter and Neptune—with an equivalent radius of 124  9 kilometres. Expand
Observations of Saturn's Ring-Plane Crossings in August and November 1995
Observations of Saturn's ring system with the Hubble Space Telescope during the 10 August 1995 Earth crossing and the 17 to 21 November 1995 solar crossing indicate that the F ring dominates theirExpand
A Pluto-like radius and a high albedo for the dwarf planet Eris from an occultation
The observation of a multi-chord stellar occultation by Eris on 6 November 2010 is reported, consistent with a spherical shape for Eris, and it is anticipated that this atmosphere may periodically sublimate as Eris approaches its perihelion, at 37.8 astronomical units from the Sun. Expand