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Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface

Brown, Robert H. and Clark, Roger N. and Buratti, Bonnie J. and Cruikshank, Dale P. and Barnes, Jason W. and Mastrapa, Rachel M. E. and Bauer, J. and Newman, S. and Momary, T. and Baines, K. H. and Bellucci, G. and Capaccioni, F. and Cerroni, P. and Combes, M. and Coradini, A. and Drossart, P. and Formisano, V. and Jaumann, R. and Langevin, Y. and Matson, D. L. and McCord, T. B. and Nelson, R. M. and Nicholson, P. D. and Sicardy, B. and Sotin, C. (2006) Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface. Science, 311 (5766), pp. 1425-1428. DOI: 10.1126/science.1121031

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Abstract

Observations of Saturn’s satellite Enceladus using Cassini’s Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument were obtained during three flybys of Enceladus in 2005. Enceladus’ surface is composed mostly of nearly pure water ice except near its south pole, where there are light organics, CO<sub>2</sub>, and amorphous and crystalline water ice, particularly in the region dubbed the ‘‘tiger stripes.’’ An upper limit of 5 precipitable nanometers is derived for CO in the atmospheric column above Enceladus, and 2% for NH3 in global surface deposits. Upper limits of 140 kelvin (for a filled pixel) are derived for the temperatures in the tiger stripes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/45048/
Document Type:Article
Title:Composition and Physical Properties of Enceladus' Surface
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brown, Robert H.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Clark, Roger N.U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, Bonnie J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Cruikshank, Dale P.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Barnes, Jason W.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mastrapa, Rachel M. E.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Bauer, J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Newman, S.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Momary, T.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Baines, K. H.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Bellucci, G.Instituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Capaccioni, F.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Cerroni, P.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Combes, M.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Meudon Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Coradini, A.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Drossart, P.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Meudon Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Formisano, V.Instituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, Y.Institute d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite de Paris, Orsay Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Matson, D. L.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
McCord, T. B.Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USAUNSPECIFIED
Nelson, R. M.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Nicholson, P. D.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Sicardy, B.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Meudon Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Sotin, C.University of Nantes, Nantes Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 March 2006
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:311
DOI :10.1126/science.1121031
Page Range:pp. 1425-1428
Status:Published
Keywords:Enceladus, Saturnian satellites, Cassini, VIMS, surface composition
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:20 Oct 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:09

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