Ultraviolet Spectrometer Observations of Neptune and Triton

@article{Broadfoot1989UltravioletSO,
  title={Ultraviolet Spectrometer Observations of Neptune and Triton},
  author={A. L. Broadfoot and S. Atreya and J. Bertaux and J. E. Blamont and A. J. Dessler and T. Donahue and W. T. Forrester and D. Hall and F. Herbert and J. Holberg and D. M. Hunter and V. Krasnopolsky and S. Linick and J. Lunine and J. C. McConnell and H. Moos and B. Sandel and N. Schneider and D. Shemansky and G. Smith and D. Strobel and R. Yelle},
  journal={Science},
  year={1989},
  volume={246},
  pages={1459 - 1466}
}
  • A. L. Broadfoot, S. Atreya, +19 authors R. Yelle
  • Published 1989
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Results from the occultation of the sun by Neptune imply a temperature of 750 � 150 kelvins in the upper levels of the atmosphere (composed mostly of atomic and molecular hydrogen) and define the distributions of methane, acetylene, and ethane at lower levels. The ultraviolet spectrum of the sunlit atmosphere of Neptune resembles the spectra of the Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus atmospheres in that it is dominated by the emissions of H Lyman α (340 � 20 rayleighs) and molecular hydrogen. The… CONTINUE READING
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