Resurfacing of Titan by ammonia-water cryomagma

  title={Resurfacing of Titan by ammonia-water cryomagma},
  author={Giuseppe Mitri and A. P. Showman and Jonathan I. Lunine and Rosaly M. C. Lopes},
The Cassini Titan Radar Mapper observed on Titan several large features interpreted as cryovolcanic during the October 26, 2004 pass at high northern latitudes [Lopes, R.M.C., and 43 colleagues, 2007. Icarus 186, 395–412]. To date, models of ammonia-water resurfacing have not been tied to specific events or evolutionary stages of Titan. We propose a model of cryovolcanism that involves cracking at the base of the ice shell and formation of ammonia-water pockets in the ice. As these ammonia… CONTINUE READING
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