Formation and Evolution of Titan’s Atmosphere

@article{Coustenis2005FormationAE,
  title={Formation and Evolution of Titan’s Atmosphere},
  author={Athena Coustenis},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={171-184}
}
The origin and evolution of Titan’s enigmatic atmosphere is reviewed. Starting with the present-day volatile inventory, the question of what was the original composition on Titan and how a satellite of similar size to other Galilean moons managed to acquire and hold on to the required material is discussed. In particular the possible sources and sinks of the main mother molecules (nitrogen, methane and oxygen) are investigated in view of the most recent models and laboratory experiments. The… 

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