The Cassini UVIS stellar probe of the Titan atmosphere.

  title={The Cassini UVIS stellar probe of the Titan atmosphere.},
  author={Donald E. Shemansky and A. Ian F. Stewart and Robert A West and Larry W. Esposito and Janet Tew Hallett and Xianming Liu},
  volume={308 5724},
The Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVIS) observed the extinction of photons from two stars by the atmosphere of Titan during the Titan flyby. Six species were identified and measured: methane, acetylene, ethylene, ethane, diacetylene, and hydrogen cyanide. The observations cover altitudes from 450 to 1600 kilometers above the surface. A mesopause… CONTINUE READING