Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface

  title={Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface},
  author={R. H. Brown and R. Clark and B. Buratti and D. Cruikshank and J. Barnes and R. M. Mastrapa and J. Bauer and S. Newman and T. Momary and K. Baines and G. Bellucci and F. Capaccioni and P. Cerroni and M. Combes and A. Coradini and P. Drossart and V. Formisano and R. Jaumann and Y. Langevin and D. Matson and T. B. McCord and R. M. Nelson and P. Nicholson and B. Sicardy and C. Sotin},
  pages={1425 - 1428}
  • R. H. Brown, R. Clark, +22 authors C. Sotin
  • Published 2006
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Observations of Saturn's satellite Enceladus using Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument were obtained during three flybys of Enceladus in 2005. Enceladus' surface is composed mostly of nearly pure water ice except near its south pole, where there are light organics, CO2, and amorphous and crystalline water ice, particularly in the region dubbed the “tiger stripes.” An upper limit of 5 precipitable nanometers is derived for CO in the atmospheric column above Enceladus… CONTINUE READING
    183 Citations

    Topics from this paper.

    Surface composition of Hyperion
    • 50
    Chemical and phase composition of Enceladus: Insights from Cassini data
    • 6
    • PDF
    Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus
    • 841
    • PDF
    Methanol on Enceladus
    • 21
    • PDF
    Enceladus' Varying Imprint on the Magnetosphere of Saturn
    • 56
    • PDF
    Composition of Titan's Surface
    • 11