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Planetary Rings

A Post-Equinox View. Cambridge Planetary Science 15

By (author) Larry W. Esposito
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2018
Dimensions: w 170mm h 244mm d 15mm
Weight: 449g
ISBN-10: 1108447902
ISBN-13: 9781108447904
Barcode No: 9781108447904
Synopsis
Fully updated and expanded, this new edition presents a cutting-edge summary of planetary rings, including results from Cassini's Saturn System, Equinox and Solstice missions, and the New Horizons flyby of Jupiter. The book introduces basic physical processes and simple mathematical approaches in an accessible manner, including N-body and stochastic models of ring dynamics. Further revised chapters present highlighted topics including Saturn's F ring, Uranus' rings and moons, Neptune's partial rings, dusty rings, and Jupiter's ring-moon system after Galileo and New Horizons. Cassini results are fully integrated throughout, including new images in color, and a new Afterword links ring images in the Cassini 'Hall of Fame' gallery to the relevant explanation in the text. An online cache of images and videos from NASA's collection makes it easy to locate relevant and beautiful illustrative materials. This is a key resource for students, researchers and professionals in planetary science, astronomy and space-mission research.

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