Titan solar occultation observations reveal transit spectra of a hazy world.

@article{Robinson2014TitanSO,
  title={Titan solar occultation observations reveal transit spectra of a hazy world.},
  author={Tyler D Robinson and Luca Maltagliati and M S Marley and Jonathan J Fortney},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 25},
  pages={9042-7}
}
High-altitude clouds and hazes are integral to understanding exoplanet observations, and are proposed to explain observed featureless transit spectra. However, it is difficult to make inferences from these data because of the need to disentangle effects of gas absorption from haze extinction. Here, we turn to the quintessential hazy world, Titan, to clarify how high-altitude hazes influence transit spectra. We use solar occultation observations of Titan's atmosphere from the Visual and Infrared… CONTINUE READING
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