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Planetary Rings : A Post-Equinox View, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 258 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; 25 Plates, color; 68 Halftones, unspecified; 68 Halftones, bla
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Solar system: the Sun & planets
  • ISBN: 9781107028821



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