Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy of Europa: The Distinct Spectrum of Large-scale Chaos

@article{Fischer2015SpatiallyRS,
  title={Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy of Europa: The Distinct Spectrum of Large-scale Chaos},
  author={Patrick D Fischer and M. Brown and K. Hand},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={150},
  pages={164}
}
  • Patrick D Fischer, M. Brown, K. Hand
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • We present a comprehensive analysis of spatially resolved moderate spectral resolution near-infrared spectra obtained with the adaptive optics system at the Keck Observatory. We identify three compositionally distinct end member regions: the trailing hemisphere bullseye, the leading hemisphere upper latitudes, and a third component associated with leading hemisphere chaos units. We interpret the composition of the three end member regions to be dominated by irradiation products, water ice, and… CONTINUE READING

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