Planetary Ring Systems / Edition 1

Planetary Ring Systems / Edition 1

by Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen, Jeffrey N. Cuzzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387341773

ISBN-13: 9780387341774

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic of planetary rings systems yet written. The book is written in a style and at a language level easily accessible to the interested non-expert. The authors cover the scientific significance of ring studies, the history of their discovery and characterization, the observations of Pioneer 10 at Jupiter,

Overview

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic of planetary rings systems yet written. The book is written in a style and at a language level easily accessible to the interested non-expert. The authors cover the scientific significance of ring studies, the history of their discovery and characterization, the observations of Pioneer 10 at Jupiter, Pioneer 11 and Voyager 1 at Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 at all four giant planets of the solar system, and Galileo at Jupiter. Each chapter includes extensive notes, references, figures and tables. A bibliography is included at the end of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387341774
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

The scientific significance of planetary ring systems.- The discovery of the Saturn ring system.- The discovery of the Uranus ring system.- The discovery of the Jupiter ring system.- The discovery of the Neptune ring system.- Present knowledge of the Jupiter ring system.- Present knowledge of the Uranus ring system.- Present knowledge of the Neptune ring system.- Pre-Cassini knowledge of the Saturn ring system.- Early results about Saturn’s rings from Cassini.- Comparative planetology of the giant planet ring systems.- Anticipated future observations of planetary ring systems.

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