Release of volatiles from a possible cryovolcano from near-infrared imaging of Titan

@article{Sotin2005ReleaseOV,
  title={Release of volatiles from a possible cryovolcano from near-infrared imaging of Titan},
  author={C. Sotin and R. Jaumann and B. Buratti and R. Brown and R. Clark and L. Soderblom and K. Baines and G. Bellucci and J. Bibring and F. Capaccioni and P. Cerroni and M. Combes and A. Coradini and D. Cruikshank and P. Drossart and V. Formisano and Y. Langevin and D. Matson and T. McCord and R. Nelson and P. Nicholson and B. Sicardy and S. Lemou{\'e}lic and S. Rodriguez and K. Stephan and C. K. Scholz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={786-789}
}
Titan is the only satellite in our Solar System with a dense atmosphere. The surface pressure is 1.5 bar (ref. 1) and, similar to the Earth, N2 is the main component of the atmosphere. Methane is the second most important component, but it is photodissociated on a timescale of 107 years (ref. 3). This short timescale has led to the suggestion that Titan may possess a surface or subsurface reservoir of hydrocarbons to replenish the atmosphere. Here we report near-infrared images of Titan… Expand
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