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dc.creator Maguire, W. C. en_US
dc.creator Hanel, R. en_US
dc.creator Jennings, D. en_US
dc.creator Kunde, V. G. en_US
dc.creator Samuelson, R. en_US
dc.creator Aikin, A. en_US
dc.creator Yung, Y. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-31T14:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-31T14:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier 1982-RA-4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/29199
dc.description $^{1}$R. Hanel. et. al., Science 212, 192 (1981). $^{2}$W.C. Maguire, et. al., Nature 292, 683 (1981). $^{3}$V.G. Kunde, et. al., Nature 292, 686 (1981). en_US
dc.description.abstract The infrared spectra returned by Voyager 1 of the atmosphere of Titan Saturn's largest moon, have shown the presence of eleven gaseous molecular $species.^{1 2 3}$ All of these previously reported species are compounds of hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen. We have now identified a feature in the Titan spectra at $657 cm^{-1}$ as being due to the $\nu_{2}$ Q-branch of carbon dioxide. The identification of $CO_{2}$ is based on frequency correspondence between observed spectra and laboratory measurements, and on the elimination of alternative species which might be present in Titan's atmosphere. A mole fraction of $7\times 10^{-10}$ has been determined for $CO_{2}$ from the $667 cm^{-1}$ feature. en_US
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dc.language.iso English en_US
dc.type article en_US