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Investigation on Planetary Atmospheres Using Laboratory Simulation Experiments The Example of Saturn's Moon (Titan)

Research paper by Patrice Coll, François Raulin

Indexed on: 01 Dec '98Published on: 01 Dec '98Published in: Earth, Moon, and Planets



Abstract

The main goals of experimental simulation in the laboratory of a planetary atmosphere are to feed the theoretical models, and to help the treatment of observations. This type of simulation permits the direct study of objects that space missions can't study or have not studied yet, through the production of laboratory analogues of gaseous or solid phases. But the representativity of these laboratory analogues is of crucial importance.