A search for nitrogen on Triton

G. H. Rieke, L. A. Lebofsky, M. J. Lebofsky

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Improved spectrophotometry of Triton at 2.16 μm does not reveal an absorption feature due to liquid nitrogen. Either the absorption feature near this wavelength in the spectrum of this body is broader than expected for liquid nitrogen, or the liquid nitrogen is distributed nonuniformly over the surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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