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Detection of Sub-Micron Radiation from the Surface of Venus by Cassini/VIMS

Icarus

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DOI: 10.1006/icar.2000.6519

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Abstract

We report the first detection and profile characterization of thermal emission from the surface of Venus at 0.85 and 0.90 ??m, observed in the first planetary spectrum acquired by the Visual-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer onboard the Cassini spacecraft en route to the Saturn system. The strength and shape of these two newly observed nightside emissions agree with theoretical predictions based on the strength of the strong emission observed at 1.01 ??m. These emissions, together with previously-reported surface emission features at 1.01, 1.10, and 1.18 ??m, potentially provide a new technique for remotely mapping the mineralogical composition of the venusian surface. ?? 2000 Academic Press.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Detection of Sub-Micron Radiation from the Surface of Venus by Cassini/VIMS
Series title:
Icarus
DOI:
10.1006/icar.2000.6519
Volume
148
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Icarus
First page:
307
Last page:
311