Jupiter: An Unidentified Feature in the 5-Micron Spectrum of the North Equatorial Belt

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Science  26 Nov 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4012, pp. 940-941
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4012.940


Grating spectra of the North Equatorial Belt of Jupiter 4.5 and 5.1 microns, obtained with a nominal resolving power of 180, are presented. An absorption feature centered at 4.73 microns and not due to a known constituent has been found. Its possible identification is discussed.