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Vibrating Aerosol Molecules on Titan



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Titan's vibrating aerosol molecules

Vibrating Aerosol Molecules on Titan
June 11, 2014
 

In lab experiments NASA scientists matched the spectral signature of an unknown material the Cassini spacecraft detected in Titan's atmosphere at far-infrared wavelengths. The material contains aromatic hydrocarbons that include nitrogen, a subgroup called polycyclic aromatic nitrogen heterocycles.

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