The abundances of constituents of Titan's atmosphere from the GCMS instrument on the Huygens probe

@article{Niemann2005TheAO,
  title={The abundances of constituents of Titan's atmosphere from the GCMS instrument on the Huygens probe},
  author={H. Niemann and S. Atreya and S. J. Bauer and G. Carignan and J. Demick and R. L. Frost and D. Gautier and J. Haberman and D. N. Harpold and D. Hunten and G. Israel and J. Lunine and W. Kasprzak and T. Owen and M. Paulkovich and F. Raulin and E. Raaen and S. Way},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={779-784}
}
  • H. Niemann, S. Atreya, +15 authors S. Way
  • Published 2005
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Saturn's largest moon, Titan, remains an enigma, explored only by remote sensing from Earth, and by the Voyager and Cassini spacecraft. The most puzzling aspects include the origin of the molecular nitrogen and methane in its atmosphere, and the mechanism(s) by which methane is maintained in the face of rapid destruction by photolysis. The Huygens probe, launched from the Cassini spacecraft, has made the first direct observations of the satellite's surface and lower atmosphere. Here we report… CONTINUE READING
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