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The satellites o f the outer planets: thermal trends The daytime surface temperatures of the Galilean satellites are close to 100K. That of the Saturnian satellites is about 70K. The Uranian satellites are anomalous because of their geometry: For half the Uranian year one axis or another of the satellites (as well as Uranus) is pointing at the Sun, so one side will be constantly heated and the other very cold. At the intermediate times, when the Uranian equatorial plane is edge on to the Sun, satellites and planet will get an evened out input over a rotation period.During Voyager 2's encounter the rotation poles pointed at the Sun, and temperature measurements of the sunlit face gave T s elevated by square root of 2 times the "spherically distributed" heating situation. The dayside temperature pf Miranda was 86+/-1 K. The Planck peak of the nightside was so low in frequency it was not coven frequency it was not covered by the radiometer. The surface temperature of Triton in the Neptunian system was the coldest so far seen in the
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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