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A 5-Micron-Bright Spot on Titan: Evidence for Surface Diversity

Barnes, Jason W. and Brown, Robert H. and Turtle, Elizabeth P. and McEwen, Alfred S. and Lorenz, Ralph D. and Janssen, Michael and Schaller, Emily L. and Brown, Michael E. and Buratti, Bonnie J. and Sotin, Christophe and Griffith, Caitlin and Clark, Roger and Perry, Jason and Fussner, Stephanie and Barbara, John and West, Richard and Elachi, Charles and Bouchez, Antonin H. and Roe, Henry G. and Baines, Kevin H. and Bellucci, Giancarlo and Bibring, Jean-Pierre and Capaccioni, Fabrizio and Cerroni, Priscilla and Combes, Michel and Coradini, Angioletta and Cruikshank, Dale P. and Drossart, Pierre and Formisano, Vittorio and Jaumann, Ralf and Langevin, Yves and Matson, Dennis L. and McCord, Thomas B. and Nicholson, Phillip D. and Sicardy, Bruno (2005) A 5-Micron-Bright Spot on Titan: Evidence for Surface Diversity. Science, 310 (5745), pp. 92-95. doi: 10.1126/science.1117075.

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Abstract

Observations from the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer show an anomalously bright spot on Titan located at 80°W and 20°S. This area is bright in reflected light at all observed wavelengths, but is most noticeable at 5 microns. The spot is associated with a surface albedo feature identified in images taken by the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem. We discuss various hypotheses about the source of the spot, reaching the conclusion that the spot is probably due to variation in surface composition, perhaps associated with recent geophysical phenomena.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/21291/
Document Type:Article
Title:A 5-Micron-Bright Spot on Titan: Evidence for Surface Diversity
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Barnes, Jason W.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, Robert H.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Turtle, Elizabeth P.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McEwen, Alfred S.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lorenz, Ralph D.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Janssen, MichaelJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schaller, Emily L.Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, Michael E.Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, Bonnie J.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sotin, ChristopheLaboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Griffith, CaitlinLunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Clark, RogerU.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Perry, JasonLunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fussner, StephanieLunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barbara, JohnNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
West, RichardJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Elachi, CharlesJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bouchez, Antonin H.W. M. Keck Observatory, Kamuela, HI, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roe, Henry G.Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baines, Kevin H.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bellucci, GiancarloIstituto di Fisica della Spazio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, Jean-PierreInstitut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Capaccioni, FabrizioIstituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Consigilio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cerroni, PriscillaIstituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Consigilio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Combes, MichelObservatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coradini, AngiolettaIstituto di Fisica della Spazio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cruikshank, Dale P.NASA/AMES Research Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Drossart, PierreObservatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Formisano, VittorioIstituto di Fisica della Spazio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, RalfUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, YvesInstitut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Matson, Dennis L.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McCord, Thomas B.Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nicholson, Phillip D.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sicardy, BrunoObservatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 October 2005
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:310
DOI:10.1126/science.1117075
Page Range:pp. 92-95
Status:Published
Keywords:Titan, Cassini, VIMS, infrared
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben CASSINI (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:12 Jan 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 04:53

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