Jupiter's Atmospheric Composition from the Cassini Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment

@article{Kunde2004JupitersAC,
  title={Jupiter's Atmospheric Composition from the Cassini Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment},
  author={Virgil G. Kunde and F. Michael Flasar and Donald E. Jennings and Bruno B{\'e}zard and Darrell F. Strobel and Barney J. Conrath and Conor A. Nixon and Gordon L. Bjoraker and Paul N. Romani and Richard K. Achterberg and Amy A. Simon-Miller and P.G.J. Irwin and John C. Brasunas and John Christopher Pearl and Michael D. Smith and Glenn S. Orton and Peter J. Gierasch and Linda J. Spilker and Ronald C. Carlson and Andrei Mamoutkine and S. Calcutt and Peter L. Read and Fredric W. Taylor and T Fouchet and P. D. Parrish and Antonella Barucci and R{\'e}gis Courtin and Athena Coustenis and Daniel Gautier and E. Lellouch and A. Marten and Ren{\'e}e Prang{\'e} and Yvon Biraud and Chiara Ferrari and Tobias C. Owen and M. M. Abbas and Robert E. Samuelson and François Raulin and P. A. R. Ade and Catherine Jeanne Cesarsky and Kenneth Grossman and Angioletta Coradini},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={305},
  pages={1582 - 1586}
}
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