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,

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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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