Triton's Geyser-Like Plumes: Discovery and Basic Characterization

@article{Soderblom1990TritonsGP,
  title={Triton's Geyser-Like Plumes: Discovery and Basic Characterization},
  author={Laurence A. Soderblom and Susan Werner Kieffer and Tammy L. Becker and Robert Hanbury Brown and Allan F. Cook and Carl J. Hansen and Torrence V. Johnson and Randolph L. Kirk and Eugene Merle Shoemaker},
  journal={Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={250},
  pages={410 - 415}
}
  • Laurence A. Soderblom, Susan Werner Kieffer, +6 authors Eugene Merle Shoemaker
  • Published 1990
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • At least four active geyser-like eruptions were discovered in Voyager 2 images of Triton, Neptune's large satellite. The two best documented eruptions occur as columns of dark material rising to an altitude of about 8 kilometers where dark clouds of material are left suspended to drift downwind over 100 kilometers. The radii of the rising columns appear to be in the range of several tens of meters to a kilometer. One model for the mechanism to drive the plumes involves heating of nitrogen ice… CONTINUE READING

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