Temperature and Thermal Emissivity of the Surface of Neptune's Satellite Triton

  title={Temperature and Thermal Emissivity of the Surface of Neptune's Satellite Triton},
  author={R. M. Nelson and W. Smythe and B. Wallis and L. J. Horn and A. Lane and M. Mayo},
  pages={429 - 431}
  • R. M. Nelson, W. Smythe, +3 authors M. Mayo
  • Published 1990
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Analysis of the preliminary results from the Voyager mission to the Neptune system has provided the scientific community with several methods by which the temperature of Neptune's satellite Triton may be determined. If the 37.5 K surface temperature reported by several Voyager investigations is correct, then the photometry reported by the imaging experiment on Voyager requires that Triton's surface have a remarkably low emissivity. Such a low emissivity is not required in order to explain the… CONTINUE READING
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