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Planetary ring systems

Author: Ellis D Miner; Randii R Wessen; Jeff Cuzzi
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2007.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Planetary Ring Systems is the most comprehensive book to date on a subject which has fascinated astronomers since Galileo's observations in 1610 led to the discovery of Saturn's ring system. It looks at all the major planets, charting the discovery of the ring systems of Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune and then presenting our present-day knowledge of these systems." "This book includes detailed and quantitative  Read more...
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Miner, Ellis D., 1937-
Planetary ring systems.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2006933085
(OCoLC)74650814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellis D Miner; Randii R Wessen; Jeff Cuzzi
ISBN: 0387341773 9780387341774 9780387739816 0387739815 6611242651 9786611242657
OCLC Number: 232363243
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 234 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
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.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Ellis D. Miner, Randii R. Wessen and Jeffrey N. Cuzzi.
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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 that is easily accessible to the interested non expert. Each  Read more...

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