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ngunn
post Apr 14 2010, 11:13 AM
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Interesting news item:
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A_Summer...Triton_999.html
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pjam
post Apr 19 2010, 01:04 AM
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Thanks for posting the article link!
...There's also a recent UMSF discussion on Triton's atmosphere and aerobraking where this 40 year seasonal variability in atm pressure might play into plans for aerobraking a spacecraft!
I wonder what the mechanism is for seasonal growth of atmosphere -is it mostly from sublimation or is there a major role for the geysers?
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