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Phase Curves of Nix and Hydra from the New Horizons Imaging Cameras

  • Authors: Anne J. Verbiscer, Simon B. Porter, Bonnie J. Buratti, Harold A. Weaver, John R. Spencer, Mark R. Showalter, Marc W. Buie, Jason D. Hofgartner, Michael D. Hicks, Kimberly Ennico-Smith, Catherine B. Olkin, S. Alan Stern, Leslie A. Young, and Andrew Cheng

2018 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 852 L35.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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V-band (5500 Å) disk-integrated solar phase curves for Nix and Hydra compared to those from Voyager observations of Saturn’s icy satellites Mimas (Verbiscer & Veverka 1992) and Rhea (Domingue et al. 1997). All phase curves are normalized to unity at the reflectance at a phase angle of 10°.

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