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Barnes et al. 2005

Barnes, J.W., R.H. Brown, E.P. Turtle, A.S. McEwen, R.D. Lorenz, M. Janssen, E.L. Schaller, M.E. Brown, B.J. Buratti, C. Sotin, C. Griffith, R. Clark, J. Perry, S. Fussner, J. Barbara, R. West, C. Elachi, A.H. Bouchez, H.G. Roe, K.H. Baines, G. Bellucci, J.P. Bibring, F. Capaccioni, P. Cerroni, M. Combes, A. Coradini, D.P. Cruikshank, P. Drossart, V. Formisano, R. Jaumann, Y. Langevin, D.L. Matson, T.B. McCord, P.D. Nicholson, and B. Sicardy, 2005: A 5-micron-bright spot on Titan: Evidence for surface diversity. Science, 310, 92-95, doi:10.1126/science.1117075.

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.

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  author={Barnes, J. W. and Brown, R. H. and Turtle, E. P. and McEwen, A. S. and Lorenz, R. D. and Janssen, M. and Schaller, E. L. and Brown, M. E. and Buratti, B. J. and Sotin, C. and Griffith, C. and Clark, R. and Perry, J. and Fussner, S. and Barbara, J. and West, R. and Elachi, C. and Bouchez, A. H. and Roe, H. G. and Baines, K. H. and Bellucci, G. and Bibring, J. P. and Capaccioni, F. and Cerroni, P. and Combes, M. and Coradini, A. and Cruikshank, D. P. and Drossart, P. and Formisano, V. and Jaumann, R. and Langevin, Y. and Matson, D. L. and McCord, T. B. and Nicholson, P. D. and Sicardy, B.},
  title={A 5-micron-bright spot on Titan: Evidence for surface diversity},

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ID  - ba07100z
AU  - Barnes, J. W.
AU  - Brown, R. H.
AU  - Turtle, E. P.
AU  - McEwen, A. S.
AU  - Lorenz, R. D.
AU  - Janssen, M.
AU  - Schaller, E. L.
AU  - Brown, M. E.
AU  - Buratti, B. J.
AU  - Sotin, C.
AU  - Griffith, C.
AU  - Clark, R.
AU  - Perry, J.
AU  - Fussner, S.
AU  - Barbara, J.
AU  - West, R.
AU  - Elachi, C.
AU  - Bouchez, A. H.
AU  - Roe, H. G.
AU  - Baines, K. H.
AU  - Bellucci, G.
AU  - Bibring, J. P.
AU  - Capaccioni, F.
AU  - Cerroni, P.
AU  - Combes, M.
AU  - Coradini, A.
AU  - Cruikshank, D. P.
AU  - Drossart, P.
AU  - Formisano, V.
AU  - Jaumann, R.
AU  - Langevin, Y.
AU  - Matson, D. L.
AU  - McCord, T. B.
AU  - Nicholson, P. D.
AU  - Sicardy, B.
PY  - 2005
TI  - A 5-micron-bright spot on Titan: Evidence for surface diversity
JA  - Science
JO  - Science
VL  - 310
SP  - 92
EP  - 95
DO  - 10.1126/science.1117075
ER  -

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