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Planetary rings.

Author: Larry W Esposito
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2006 text features results from the Cassini space mission to Saturn, and highlighted topics include Saturn's F ring, Neptune's rings, Jupiter's rings, stochastic models, ring age and evolution.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry W Esposito
ISBN: 0521362229 9780521362221
OCLC Number: 840406309
Description: 202 blz. ; .. cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction: the allure of ringed planets; 2. Studies of planetary rings 1610-2004; 3. Diversity of planetary rings; 4. Individual ring particles and their collisions; 5. Large-scale ring evolution; 6. Moons confine and sculpt rings; 7. Explaining ring phenomena; 8. N-Body simulations; 9. Stochastic models; 10. Age and evolution of rings; 11. Saturn's mysterious F ring; 12. Neptune's partial rings; 13. Jupiter's ring-moon system after Galileo; 14. Ring photometry; 15. Dusty rings; 16. Cassini observations; 17. Summary: the big questions; Glossary; References; Index.

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