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Analysis of subsurface clathrates in the upper crust of Titan

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-14T18:08:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-14T18:08:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP), Pasadena, California, August 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3875
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42247
dc.description.abstract Titan has an atmosphere rich in methane, which should have long since been depleted unless a mechanism exists for storing this molecule below the surface. One hypothesis is that methane could be stored in the form of a clathrate hydrate, which is a structure with an ice lattice forming molecular cages in which gases are trapped. It is stable at low temperatures and over a wide range of pressures, suggesting that a clathrate hydrate may have stored methane on Titan from the beginning of its history. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Titan en_US
dc.subject clathrate hydrate en_US
dc.subject methane en_US
dc.subject Cryovolcanic en_US
dc.title Analysis of subsurface clathrates in the upper crust of Titan en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Instrumentation and Photography en_US


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